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MICROPLASTICS TECHNOLOGIES

 

MAKE NEW DISCOVERIES

Ocean Diagnostics is the first company to design technology specifically with microplastics researchers in mind. We use mechanical and computer engineering, machine learning and data science to break barriers to collecting better data. Our technologies enable scientists to make new discoveries about microplastic pollution.

INNOVATIVE. RELIABLE. SMART.

 
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MICROPLASTICS IMAGING TECHNOLOGY

RAPID. COMPREHENSIVE. STANDARDIZED.

  • ​Use in the field or the lab to image surface-level microplastic samples (> ~400μm) like those collected from Manta Trawls or Neuston Nets 

  • Receive quantitative size, colour and categorical calculations based on our automated machine learning model

  • Pattern recognition algorithms calculate 10 discrete size calculations for every particle including maximum width, perimeter, surface area, convexity, circularity, aspect ratio, solidity and more

  • Predictive colour models calculate repeatable and standardized average colour calculations for each particle

  • Machine learning models automatically classify particles into common categories such as films, fragments, pellets, and lines 

  • Gather 12 times the data typically collected and fill the knowledge gaps in microplastics fragmentation, longevity and distribution

MICROPLASTICS SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY

PORTABLE. RELIABLE. EASY-TO-DEPLOY

  • Easily deployed from any vessel without the need for heavy winch infrastructure (e.g. small RIB, sailboat, powerboat, or research vessel)

  • Use in fresh water, salt water, lakes or oceans 

  • Collect filtered samples through the water column to increase data collection capabilities and gain further insight into microplastic pollution below the surface

  • Designed for real time and autonomous deployments

  • Rated to 400m depths

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MICROPLASTICS SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

IN SITU. AUTOMATED. REAL TIME.

  • Quantify and characterize small microplastic particles directly in situ

  • Analyze water samples for microplastic particles in real-time

  • Reduce inconsistent and labour-intensive methods to maximize research time

  • Benefit from strict contamination reduction protocols by sampling in situ

 

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Victoria, British Columbia
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