Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Sarah Gilly
Submission Date March 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

Stevens Institute of Technology
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Dibs Sarkar
Professor
Civil Environmental and Ocean Engineering
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Deep Ocean Remotely Monitored (DORM) Offshore Farming System

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

An interdisciplinary team of student-engineers developed a unique solution to the strain of population growth and climate change on our food systems. Their Deep Ocean Remotely Monitored (DORM) alpha prototype is a proof-of-concept for an ocean farming system that collects data and monitors the growth of seaweed, an alternative food crop that could change the way the planet eats.

The prototype is a fully researched and vetted power generation system, taking advantage of wave motions to generate sufficient power to properly outfit a remote farm. This involves sensors capable of monitoring farm performance despite waves, growth cycles, and extreme circumstances. Such a system would provide farmers with a reliable way to track production and enable them to expand their farms to include several systems all monitored from a central location.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Research
Food & Dining

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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