Using LiDAR and AI, Fujitsu creates digital twin of ocean to support marine conservation efforts

Fujitsu’s Digital Twin of the Ocean: Unlocking the Secrets of Marine Conservation and Carbon Neutrality Initiatives

Fujitsu is using LiDAR and artificial intelligence (AI) to create a digital twin of the ocean, which supports marine conservation efforts and contributes to carbon neutrality initiatives and biodiversity. The technology for creating a digital twin is based on a real-time measurement technique that Fujitsu originally developed for its Evaluation Support System, working with the International Gymnasts Federation and using LiDAR technology.

Fujitsu has successfully tested this technology near Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture in Japan, in collaboration with the National Maritime Research Institute and the National Institute of Maritime, Port, and Aviation Technology. During this field test, they obtained precise 3D data to map coral reefs.

In the future, Fujitsu plans to expand the use of this technology to map seaweed beds. By creating a digital twin of seaweed beds, Fujitsu aims to support companies and local governments in estimating carbon storage, implementing conservation measures, cultivating new seaweed beds, and promoting biodiversity in seaweed reefs.

The potential impact of this technology on marine conservation efforts is significant. It can help researchers accurately measure changes in coral reefs over time and track the growth of new seaweed beds. With these insights, conservationists can better understand how to protect these important ecosystems from threats like climate change and pollution.

Furthermore, by promoting carbon neutrality initiatives through the use of digital twins like this one, Fujitsu is helping to mitigate the effects of climate change on our oceans. As we continue to develop new technologies for environmental monitoring and protection, it’s important that we prioritize their application in areas where they can have the most significant impact.

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