AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles and global Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) maker Tekever have entered into an MOU to collaborate on key ocean and marine initiatives.
The AltaSea/Tekever collaboration will commence with the creation of a K-12 educational program featuring real-time virtual participation in Tekever marine and environmental missions in global waters. These missions are conducted for governments, nonprofits, and for-profit organizations who need to capture intel and data in arenas including surveillance; inspection: detection: and data gathering and analytics of fisheries, aquaculture, sea life, ocean pollution, oil spills, dumping, weather pattern, maritime traffic and patrol, vessel piracy, security threats, search & rescue, refuge migration, and human and drug trafficking at sea.
“We are excited to bring students the opportunity to see with their own eyes what the drone sees, in places no human could so readily observe and calculate. We think this can launch a thousand exciting careers and help to battle climate change and protect our oceans and marine life,” said AltaSea President & CEO Terry Tamminen.
Tekever CEO Ricardo Mendes added, “Indeed, what we do for governments and organizations through our technologies opens enormous career paths for kids, in an exciting and dynamic atmosphere. We are eager to bring this to them here in Los Angeles as we enter new markets here.”
Tekever is expanding its environmental missions from its European and Asian activities and entering into US markets with interest in the Port of Los Angeles and beyond. AltaSea will work with Tekever to discover potential collaborations with the Port of Los Angeles, the U.S. Coast Guard, and other entities requiring Tekever capacities.
About AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles
AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles, located on 35 acres at North America’s leading seaport by both container volume and cargo value, is dedicated to accelerating scientific collaboration, advancing an emerging blue economy through business innovation and job creation, and inspiring the next generation, all for a more sustainable, just, and equitable world. For more information on AltaSea, please see our website: https://altasea.org.
TEKEVER offers a revolutionary UAS-based surveillance-as-a-service solution, delivering actionable real-time intelligence across ultra-wide areas. With absolute focus on gathering intelligence to support the most demanding missions, TEKEVER’s UAS product-line is designed and engineered to deliver the most advanced technical and operational capabilities, with extreme ease of use, and a business model that makes easily available at a global scale. TEKEVER has Engineering and Production facilities in the United Kingdom and Portugal and works closely with a global partner network to provide local support to customers worldwide. For more information, please go to www.tekever.com.