Sydney shark detection trials begin

Published 15th February, 2016 in Emergency Services, Sport & Recreation, Tourism, Environment, Environment

A sonar technology trial to help detect sharks has begun at Sydney’s Bondi Beach.

Bondi Beach on a clear sunny day.
Sonar technology to detect sharks is being trialled at Bondi Beach in Sydney.

Clever Buoy uses sonar to detect large swimming objects like sharks, and sends this real-time information back to lifeguards on the beach.

The buoy is approximately 500 metres offshore. The trial will test and confirm the system’s capabilities and information flow to Bondi lifeguards.

The trial of this technology is part of the NSW Government’s $16 million Shark Management Strategy to help reduce the risk of shark attacks.

Data captured from the trials will be made available to provide details of tagged shark locations via the SharkSmart app in real time.

 

 

 

Published 15th February, 2016 in Emergency Services, Sport & Recreation, Tourism, Environment, Environment