A team at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) has designed a robotic kayak that can be controlled manually using a joystick or travel autonomously between pre-programmed waypoints.Sensors attached to the kayak obtain various data points including temperature, salinity and chlorophyll levels, which are transferred immediately via a cellular network to a central sever providing valuable information for all  stakeholders.

Value for Dubai

This valuable data could be made available on public Dubai portals so that the community has greater access to information on their coastal environment.