The Port of Antwerp-Bruges detects floating debris with a drone
The Port of Antwerp-Bruges detects floating debris with a drone and intends to have it flying over the port several times a day. Around 50 tonnes of debris, made up of plastics, wood, cardboard, organic material, and mooring lines, are being collected from the docks every year. Cleaning it helps reduce water pollution as well as negative impact on biodiversity and damage to ships. However, the port area is very large, making it difficult to collect all the debris.
5G will be used to stream images in real-time and transmit very large amounts of data. These drones can also improve safety as the port is close to the city and a fire can be detected by the thermal camera to help the fire brigade.