Indi Row 23 are teaming up with the Perron Institute to carry out research. Whilst Parkinson's disease is the main reason, the rowers will be engaging in DNA profiling and physical and mental health monitoring throughout the crossing.
EDITH COWAN UNI
Indi Row 23 are teaming up with Edith Cowan University (ECU) to monitor the crew's physical and emotional health during the crossing to help research into mental health and depression. Our support team has built a Microsoft Power App for the crew to allow the quick capture of this data as well as record their feelings, blog entries and upload photos and videos. A Microsoft Power BI dashboard will allow the support team to monitor how they are doing.
It is estimated that by 2050 the ratio of plastic to fish by weight will be 1:1. That’s one tonne of plastic for every 1 tonne of fish. Indi row 23 is partnered with Plymouth marine laboratory and the University of Western Australia. We will be gathering research data during our crossing by collecting water samples and taking photographs of the ocean surface every 5 seconds. A.I. will then be used to identify the amount and types of plastics we encounter to give both organisations a better understanding of the problems that we are facing today to provide a holistic approach to a solution.