Barbara Block

2012 Laureate, Applied Technology
United States, Born 1958

Project Goal

Track marine predators and protect the oceans

Location: United States

"I hope to move the public to protect the populations and prevent the demise of the last great marine predators."

Barbara Block’s aim is to build the technology that will engage the public on the plight of marine predators that roam along the west coast of North America – a crucial prelude to their conservation.

Block will make progress towards this goal through the creation of a network of marine “predator cafés”, or biological ocean observatories, which will be distributed along the Californian coastline to monitor the animals and transmit data on their movements to a satellite or cell network for relay to the lab.

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