Craig is the co-founder of Shark Mitigation System (SMS), an Australian company based in Perth, Western Australia. Perth is located on a stretch of
coastline that has recently experienced the highest incidence of fatal shark attacks in the world with 6 deaths in the period between August 2010 and July 2012. He is a passionate ocean user who set out on a mission to better understand shark behaviour and to develop non-invasive solutions for water users to mitigate shark attacks.
Over the past four years SMS has researched and developed technology that is based on new understandings of the visual systems of large predatory sharks. This SAMS technology is now embedded in a range of products via technology licences.
In addition, SMS has also developed a shark detection system in partnership with Optus in the form of Clever Buoy, which received initial development funding from Google. This Clever Buoy technology has significant global application in providing beach users and researchers with critical location and environmental information, and aims to assist in ensuring that our beaches are safer from shark attacks.
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Students aged 12-14
Australasia & East Asia
Scotch College Round Square Conference for Students aged 12-14, April 2016
Bill Cordner, RS Rep: WJCordner@scotch.wa.edu.au
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