In a bid to expand its environmental surveillance capabilities in the US, TEKEVER has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with non-profit scientific research organization AltaSea to collaborate on marine conservation projects.
Leveraging its AI driven drones, TEKEVER intends to provide aerial intelligence data regarding threats to the waters from the Port of Los Angeles and around the islands of San Clemente and Santa Catalina to detect whale and dolphin migrations, identify illegal fishing, and recognize potential causes of pollution over the maritime and the coastline environments.
The collaboration will also deliver an educational program for K-12 students from low socioeconomic backgrounds in the local community, enabling them to access TEKEVER’s technology and learn about the environment. By enabling students to participate virtually in surveillance missions, TEKEVER and AltaSea hope to inspire the next generation of scientists and technology experts who will tackle climate change.
“This partnership will give students the opportunity to see with their own eyes what the drone sees, in places no human could so readily observe,” said AltaSea President/CEO Terry Tamminen. “We hope this experience will launch a thousand exciting careers and help to tackle climate change by protecting our oceans and marine life.”
“We are excited to deploy our environmental surveillance technology in the US for the first time to support AltaSea with marine conservation and research,” said TEKEVER CEO Ricardo Mendes. “Our partnership also provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase our technology to local students and inspire them to pursue careers in science, technology and sustainable development.”
The collaboration with AltaSea marks the first stage of Tekever’s expansion beyond Europe and Asia into the US market. AltaSea will work with Tekever to discover other potential collaborations with the Port of Los Angeles, the US Coast Guard, and other entities that could benefit from the company’s Surveillance-as-a-Service capabilities.