Funding to protect beachgoers from shark attacks

Published 23rd May, 2016 in Technology, Environment, Environment

The world’s best technology developers, researchers, educational institutions, businesses and individuals are invited to apply for funding to develop technology that protects NSW beachgoers from sharks.

People at Bondi Beach
New ideas and technologies are being sought to help protect beachgoers from shark attacks.

Funding worth $200,000 is available to support national or international projects that align with the NSW Government’s $16 million Shark Management Strategy.

Minister for Primary Industries, Lands and Water Niall Blair said new ideas and technologies are being sought to help build on existing detection technologies.

“There is no one solution to detecting and deterring sharks and that’s why we are determined to fund emerging technologies that could become real game changers when it comes to shark mitigation,” he said.

Key areas for funding include:

  • personal shark deterrents
  • area-based shark deterrents
  • shark detection methods
  • shark biology relevant to interactions with humans
  • socio-economics of shark/human interactions.

Grants are open to national and international applicants, and joint applications are encouraged. To apply for funding please complete an expression of interest form.

Find out more about the Shark Strategy at the Department of Primary Industries website. 

Published 23rd May, 2016 in Technology, Environment, Environment