G42, OceanX, G-Tech and Indonesian government to collaborate to advance ocean research to protect marine environment

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, 19 November 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–G42, a leading AI and cloud computing company based in the UAE, and OceanX, a non-profit global ocean exploration organization, G-Tech Digital Asia (G-Tech) and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Indonesia Maritime Affairs and Investments Through the Coordinating Ministry (CMMAI) announced the signing of a letter of intent to establish cooperation for the development of research ocean to contribute to the protection of the marine environment.

Under this proposed collaboration, G42 intends to deploy large-scale cloud infrastructure and services from G42 Cloud, drone remote sensing systems from ADX-listed Bayanat, in which G42 has a majority stake, and state-of-the-art marine genomics applications from G42 Healthcare. OceanX’s social welfare mission and its world-class marine research and media vessel, R/V OceanXplorerwith the aim of conducting advanced and in-depth analyzes of coastal and oceanic environments.

The Letter of Intent was signed by Mohammad Firman Hidayat, Acting Assistant Minister for Marine Resources Coordination, Peng Xiao, CEO of G42 Group, Vincent Pieribone, Vice President of OceanX, and Michelle Hamilton, CEO of G-Tech.

This collaboration will support the CMMAI-led Indonesian government’s goals to improve the management of marine resources, including biodiversity and ecosystem protection, using new technologies and methodologies, as well as OceanX’s broader mission. exploring the ocean and communicating it to the world through educational media.

The project recognizes the importance of detailed mapping of marine resources through advanced technologies to preserve and protect the ocean environment and the livelihoods of communities that depend on it. The G42 project will support OceanX and CMMAI research with a focus on mapping fisheries and marine resources using e-DNA data, socio-economic and ecological characteristics of coastal and marine ecosystems. The proposed collaboration also includes training and knowledge transfer to build CMMAI’s human capacity and supporting infrastructure.

In line with the UAE’s mandate to research and use advanced technologies to enhance environmental protection efforts, G42 leverages its broad portfolio of companies to develop new and better ways for public and private organizations to address some of the most pressing climate and environmental challenges.

Peng Xiao, CEO of G42 Group, said: “We are proud to collaborate with CMMAI and OceanX on this project to better understand Indonesia’s marine environment. Better data is key to developing a more holistic view of the state of our oceans, and through our work with OceanX, we seek to support the development of new, adaptive solutions and technologies to help local authorities protect the marine environment. the benefit of present and future generations.

Bayanat Geospatial Center of Excellence and Director of the Climate Action Program Dr. Prashanth Marpu said: “Oceans are very complex environments and monitoring and research can pose many challenges for researchers and scientists working in the field. “Bayanat is applying its expertise in real-time geospatial services and solutions and large-scale data processing to develop tools that will enable the research community to benefit from big data analysis of the marine environment.”

About the G42
G42 is a global leader in creating visionary artificial intelligence for a better future. Founded in Abu Dhabi and operating globally, G42 champions artificial intelligence as a powerful force for good. Its people are constantly reimagining what technology can do, applying cutting-edge thinking and innovation to accelerate progress and solve society’s most pressing challenges.

The G42 is driving change in the region and beyond, joining forces with nations, businesses and individuals to build the infrastructure of tomorrow’s world. From molecular medicine to space travel and everything in between, the G42 realizes exponential possibilities today.

For more information, visit www.g42.ai.

About OceanX
The Foundation for Oceanographic Research and Exploration (OceanX) is on a mission to help scientists explore the ocean and communicate it to the world through engaging media. Bringing together leading partners in media, science and philanthropy, OceanX uses cutting-edge technology, fearless science, compelling storytelling and immersive experiences to educate, inspire and connect the world. valuing and protecting our oceans. OceanX is an initiative of Dalio Philanthropies, which supports the various philanthropic interests of Dalio family members.

For more information, visit www.oceanx.org and follow OceanX on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and LinkedIn.

About the statement
An ADX-listed public company majority owned by G42, Bayanat provides comprehensive, world-class, AI-driven geospatial solutions for a growing number of sectors, including Defense, Environment, Energy & Resources, smart cities and transportation. Its offering includes topographic, hydrographic and aeronautical products and maps, as well as services for spatial data research, analysis, management, modeling, visualization and mapping. Bayanat’s solutions use a large amount of unique, high-quality data from a variety of sources, including AI-equipped satellites, High Altitude Paddle Satellites (HAPS) and Earth Observation, to drive geospatial intelligence (GIG).

For more information, visit www.bayanat.ai

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