We are proud to nominate Geetha Plackal as our next "Human Star". Geetha is a member of Team BangaloreRobotics. The team recently advanced to the Semifinals of the prestigious and groundbreaking initiative - SHELL OCEAN DISCOVERY XPRIZE".
Geetha is a powerful example of how women are scaling new heights in science and technology (STEM) in India. She will share her story on how we can create a difference in the society caring for the mother earth through sheer grit and determination.
Geetha is a Marine Scientist working in the area of estuarine and marine benthic ecology and conservation and as part of the "BanglaoreRobotics" working on innovative technologies to scour the ocean floor. Check their site at http://ocean.bangalorerobotics.in/
"WE KNOW MORE ABOUT THE SURFACE OF MARS THAN WE KNOW ABOUT THE OCEAN FLOOR". The XPRIZE is grappling with solutions to speed up the discovery of the ocean floor. Know more about the prize at https://oceandiscovery.xprize.org/.
At BangaloreRobotcs, the team is joined together for a common goal of developing an Autonomous Underwater Vehicles or AUVs for marine ecosystem conservation and monitoring from plastic pollution, oil spill and other different types of chemical pollution. This AUVs can detect chemical of pollutants from 4000m below seawater and they can identify the source also. It will be useful for benthic sea mapping and photography up to 4000m below. It is fully automatic and functions without human intervention in sea. It can adapt in any challenging environment.
Chandra Kishore, Founder, Indian Environment Network www.paryavaran.com plans to sit with Geetha over a cup of virtual coffee on Facebook Live on December 10 8:30 AM, India Time/ December 9, 10 PM US EST.
Watch the Facebook Live meetup at www.facebook.com/dayoutwith . Please leave your questions for geetha and we will be happy to ask them on your behalf.
Indian Environment Network brings together environment professionals from India working all over the world in 2000+ environment organizations. You are welcome to join it at www.paryavaran.com .
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