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August 22, 2018

SMD Uses Its Expertise to Help Save the Planet

  • Coral Reef Mapping Drone prototype at the Conservation X Labs event at the 5th International Marine Conservation Congress in Sarawak, Malaysia (Photo: SMD)
  • Engineers, Hua Khee Chan and Andrew Ambrose-Thurman taken at Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD). (Photo: SMD)
  • Coral Reef Mapping Drone prototype at the Conservation X Labs event at the 5th International Marine Conservation Congress in Sarawak, Malaysia (Photo: SMD) Coral Reef Mapping Drone prototype at the Conservation X Labs event at the 5th International Marine Conservation Congress in Sarawak, Malaysia (Photo: SMD)
  • Engineers, Hua Khee Chan and Andrew Ambrose-Thurman taken at Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD). (Photo: SMD) Engineers, Hua Khee Chan and Andrew Ambrose-Thurman taken at Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD). (Photo: SMD)

A recent international event in Sarawak, Malaysia was attended by some of the world’s most innovative and creative minds with the aim of trying to find solutions to a host of global environmental and conservation challenges.

Andrew Ambrose-Thurman and Hua Khee Chan, two engineers from Wallsend-based subsea and engineering company, Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD), took part in “Make for the Planet Borneo” which was hosted by Conservation X Labs at the 5th International Marine Conservation Congress event.

The gathering brought together 15 teams consisting of some of the world’s leading engineers, designers, entrepreneurs, coders, makers and creative thinkers to help solve global conservation challenges.

Andrew Ambrose-Thurman, Software Controls Engineer – Innovation at Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD), said, “It was really interesting being able to talk to the various international teams and discuss their inventive ideas.

“There are many people around the world who are skilled in finding novel solutions to problems and challenges currently facing our planet today. Many of which most people will never have heard about in their everyday life. Conservation X Labs gives a fantastic opportunity to bring these two together – giving people problems to solve that will actually make a difference to the world that we live in.

“It’s gratifying for SMD to be asked to mentor these very skilled and inventive people and being able to contribute with our knowledge and experience in a way that can one day better the planet.”

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