Prof. Andreas Kalweit
Prof. Matthias Schönherr
The smart buoy GAIA simplifies mooring booking and offers a safe and environmentally friendly alternative to anchoring.
Booking moorings is often inconvenient: water sports enthusiasts have to deal with crowded anchorages, cumbersome forms and poorly inspected buoys. GAIA changes this. Thanks to the possibility of pre-booking, the berth is immediately ready for the sailor, and the PickUp antenna of the buoy facilitates the mooring manoeuvre.
Through the use of a magnetic field sensor, self-sufficient detection and verification of the boat takes place, which significantly reduces the need for personnel in marinas and bays. GAIA's sustainable solution particularly benefits sensitive protected areas and supports the conservation of marine ecosystems.