The Ocean Discovery - Africa (OD-Africa) team aims to make ocean exploration and discovery accessible to all. We aim to develop a low cost robust AUV/ROV with the following capabilities within the time frame of the competition.
Imagine having a full fledge lab at the bottom ocean! What can't you explore?
With a realtime indexing database solutions, everyone can have access to information about the ocean!
Energy is the main challenge to ROVs. So we decided, why not advance new alternative energy systems?
A system that is technical will hinder science and exploration: what if our system required zero training?
We care about the oceans, so we won't pollute or do anything to mess up the beautiful ecosystem. Ocean health is our design priority!
Imagine a video conference call with the ocean, 6000m deep! This would be amaizing!!
We're a small, friendly and talented elite African team. Every member of our team has spent many hours polishing professional skills and earning a unique experience. So let's meet some of our key members:
Carolyn Alia Joko (Ph.D): Biosystems Engineer. Peter Twumasi: Power Systems Technician. Communications Technologist. Martin Kyere Domfeh: CFD Design Engineer. Robert Sumah: Legal Advisor.
« It is time for Africans to take part in grand challenges definately OD-Africa team will inspire many Africans to do so »
« This is a great opportunity to showcase the innovations from the continent »
« A step in the right direction. We must contribute to advancement of science and technology to explore our own oceans »
« The ministry is happy to support such good initiatives. Ghana is very proud »