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SharkSafe Barrier™

A novel, low maintenance technology to keep sharks separated from swimmers and surfers

November 2020
Gallery SharkSafe Barrier™ 1
Gallery SharkSafe Barrier™ 1
01.

Identification

SharkSafe Barrier™ uses biomimicry and magnetism to keep both sharks and humans safe in coastal areas.

The fear associated with shark attacks is causing a sharp decline in beach usage where these accidents frequently occur. SharkSafe Barrier™ (SSB) is the only tested eco-friendly shark specific barrier to protect surfers and swimmers from large sharks. The SSB merges the biomimicry of a thick kelp forest, known to be a natural barrier to some shark species, with large permanent magnets (which overwhelmed sharks' electro-magnetics receptors) to create a shark-deterrent magnetic field. The SSB works 24/7 and is 20 times cheaper to maintain than shark exclusion nets. This novel technology solves problems associated with shark attacks including loss of lives, loss of income for local businesses, and loss of biodiversity in marine ecosystems associated with current sharks culling programs. It thus contributes to the preservation of a healthy ocean ecosystem, while also promoting the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth.

Label Date November 2020
From South Africa
Maturity stage Initial market commercialization
Looking For Network, new clients, visibility, funding, partners, credibility

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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02.

The environmental benefits

  • No entanglement of non-target species, unlike with nets
  • Protects people and sharks whilst avoiding culling
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Payback in five years thanks to reduced maintenance costs compared to mainstream option
  • 20 times cheaper to operate than shark exclusion nets
04.

Activity Region

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Europe

France,

Africa

South Africa,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

SharkSafe Barrier Pty Ltd

We provide the first effective and nature inspired eco-friendly barrier to protect swimmers and surfers from sharks.

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Headquarters Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, 7602, South Africa
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International Cleantech Network

The International Cleantech Network (ICN) is a global network of 13 cleantech clusters on the international forefront of providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the growing demand for green technologies.

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Cleantech Group

The Cleantech Group is a company that supports the development and marketability of clean technologies. The Cleantech Group provides members of its Cleantech network access to capital, investors, research and promotional opportunities. The group also provides advisory services for large corporations and governments.

Founded in 2002, the Cleantech Group owns the term "cleantech" as a registered trademark.

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