BASEMAR, ONE OF THE 12 SHERPA JOURNEYS PROJECTS, SUCCESSFULLY TESTS ITS MARITIME SIGNALING BEACON SYSTEM IN VILAGARCÍA DE AROUSA (GALICIA, SPAIN)
Image source: Iñaki Abella. Faro de Vigo
Basemar, one of the companies selected in the first call for the Sherpa Journeys entrepreneurship support program, has successfully started the tests of its system of beacons with ecological anchorage for maritime signaling on the coast of Vilagarcía de Arousa (Galicia, Spain).
The project, devised by Alberto Moreira, focuses on the manufacture and installation of signaling solutions that intend to replace current methods, which are made of iron, wood or PVC, and anchored by concrete fixings that damage the seabed and they constitute a danger for coexistence with other nautical activities.
Basemar's proposal has, for its part, a galvanized iron mast that is fixed to the seabed, so that the beacons do not move with external agents, such as the tides or the wind. In a second phase, Moreira contemplates the incorporation of LED lighting, as well as the integration of a system that allows park owners to obtain real-time data on the nurseries.
In addition to this use for the signage of shellfish farming parks, this solution can be extended to other applications, such as its location in navigable rivers, natural parks or beach areas, or the collection of data that could be of interest to environmental organizations.
Faro de Vigo dedicates a report to this project in its edition of Arousa. You can read the full article here (spanish).