OMNI Project workshop: How can we help people to understand the ocean better?
|SCHEDULE||2019/9/15 (Sun) - 2019/9/14 (Sat)|
Join us for a casual workshop on ‘How can we help people to understand the ocean better’ with Omni Project team members!
We will introduce research from the Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo on the Ocean Monitoring Network Initiative. Experience design-thinking methods and process for ideation in a casual and open atmosphere. Be a part of explorative and disruptive idea generation on how we can tackle the challenges of the ocean.
The oceans carry secrets about climate change, sources of nutrition and natural resources; yet only 5% of the world’s oceans have been fully explored. We probably know more about the surface of the moon than we do about the ocean. OMNI is an ‘Ocean Monitoring Network Initiative’ to build a low cost and open-source platform to gather and analyse critical data from the sea. This project cannot be carried out by one party alone, it needs collaboration and meaningful links with multiple partners.
A modular system needs to be developed that can be equipped with modern sensor technology to gather detailed and diverse data. Having such data would allow us to make decisions for future generations and create sustainable policies to maintain the health of the ocean environment. Furthermore, it should serve an educational purpose to help people learn more from the oceans and create awareness with the general public about the fragile marine habitat.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to ideate and discuss the challenges of the ocean. Your input is important for us to make a difference!
※Please note, all content will be conducted in English and Japanese.
This event is organized by Omni (RCA x IIS Tokyo Design Lab)