Bioceanor, winner of the Tech4Islands Awards 2019 Grand Prix, presented its connected underwater weather stations. These stations are able to take measurements in real time and anticipate changes in water parameters, whether in surface or deep water (up to 100 meters). Climate change, pollution and overfishing threaten the marine environment and the preservation of the oceans has become one of the major issues today. These floating or fixed devices, autonomous thanks to solar energy, collect physicochemical, meteorological and satellite information. This data is then sent to a gateway and processed and then made intelligible. Warning systems are put in place if certain thresholds are exceeded. The system is adaptable and configurable according to needs. Bioceanor is also working on predictions that are impossible to measure: thanks to the data, the station provides knowledge on the fertile ground for the arrival of problems, such as algae proliferation. 40 weather stations installed since the end of 2018. They monitor the water quality 24 hours a day, 24 days a week. A first pilot site will be installed in Moorea in partnership with Criobe, following # DFT7.
LeadBees, winner of the 2019 Special Overseas Prize by Tech4Islands Awards, has developed an international technological solution in French Polynesia. After developing the first prototypes of sensors for beehives with Aware System, Kévin Besson created LeadBees which goes even further in the technological solution for beekeepers. The sensors, a kind of small yellow boxes, are installed in the hive, within the brood to collect all kinds of information on the colony: humidity, temperature, and even sound. All this data is sent to a platform and analyzed to allow the beekeeper to follow the evolution of the health of his colony and react in case of problems. It is a digital tool that helps guide beekeepers through all stages of the process: not only does LeadBees provide information on the colony but also provides a website with a community, a media library and supports breeding professionals from their colony to the installation of jars of honey on the shelves. After several test phases, the platform will be officially launched in January 2020. A project is underway to equip 50 beehives in French Polynesia with the establishment of sentinel hives.