Kostas, the innovative project that seeks to mitigate sargassum in the DR

The arrival of sargassum on Dominican beaches is a problem that directly affects the tourism and ecological sector every year, between the months of May and September. Faced with this reality, a group of Dominican students have presented a revolutionary project backed by cutting-edge technology, with the aim of addressing this challenge.

Developed in Huawei’s “Tech4Good” program, the students tackled the environmental problem caused by sargassum in the Dominican Republic with their “Kostas” project. It was presented by ten students who were selected by Huawei nationwide from different universities to be part of the “Seeds for the Future” program in its ninth edition in the DR.

This year 2023, the program was held in San José, capital of Costa Rica, in conjunction with INCAE Business School Costa Rica.

The students explained that, after several ideas and the identification of different challenges in the Dominican Republic, sargassum was the issue they decided to address as the focal point of their project. The problem affects the ecosystem, tourism and the daily life of Dominicans, as they cannot enjoy the beautiful beaches as they used to.

So far the approach to sargasso has been only reactive, “Kostas” comes to revolutionize the way to address this problem by offering proactive solutions using Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing, according to El Nacional.

Source: Arecoa

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