The US could buy the oceans, according to the US president, as a way to fight climate change and protect marine ecosystems.
President Donald Trump has proposed an ambitious marine strategy, one which would include the acquisition of vast swathes of the oceans.
In his latest proposal, Trump called on Congress to approve a $1 trillion deal by 2020.
It’s a bold claim.
The US Navy has already spent millions on the acquisition.
But in a speech last month, Trump suggested that the acquisition was a step in the right direction.
“Our Navy has been in trouble for a long time.
I’m not sure it ever will be back to where it should be,” Trump said.
He said the Navy was facing unprecedented threats from pirates and drug cartels, but the US needed to “start investing again”.
“We have to start doing something to get out of this situation.
If we don’t start doing it now, we’re never going to get it back,” Trump told the Naval Institute.
That, of course, is not how things work in the real world.
For decades, US shipping has been an export industry.
During the 1970s and 1980s, US military ships exported oil, munitions and other supplies to countries around the world.
In return, US firms received government contracts.
Since the late 1980s the military has become an increasingly important export for many US companies, particularly aerospace and defence contractors.
And then there is climate change.
While it’s true that the US Navy is not a net exporter of military equipment, the Navy has spent millions of dollars buying equipment to fight and preserve marine ecosystems around the globe.
Trump’s proposal would also likely see the Navy purchase some of the equipment the US government has been using in the Arctic for decades.
Environmentalists have questioned the plan, pointing out that some of that equipment would be needed for future defence projects.
In the US, the environmental impacts of climate change are still being debated.
So far, however, the White House has been unable to put forward a coherent marine strategy.
What Trump has suggested in his speech is an effort to address climate change by using military technology, rather than the US military.
Its unlikely that the president would succeed in putting a price tag on the ocean.
US President Donald Trump gestures during a meeting at the White Houses Strategic Partnership Summit on the Pacific Rim in Honolulu, Hawaii, April 23, 2021.
Reuters/Mike SegarA US marine defence contractor has proposed a way out of the dilemma, though.
Guppy Fish and Kiwi Marine Corp, which is based in Portland, Oregon, have developed a prototype that can make use of lasers and other underwater sensors to spot and track a fish.
Using technology from the internet of things, Guppy Fish can sense the presence of a specific fish and then identify the size and shape of the animal.
By measuring the intensity of light emitted by the fish, the company is able to determine the size of its mouth, for example.
Once the device has identified the size, the team is able detect its location using sonar and GPS.
This is the most advanced underwater sensor technology in the world, said John Miller, who leads the company’s marine surveillance business.
Miller’s company is also working with an underwater robotics company to develop a similar device, and hopes to sell them to the Navy by the end of the year.
Although Guppy Fisher has been working on the technology for about a year, it took another year for the project to go to commercial testing.
Unlike some of its competitors, Guppys software does not use expensive sensors to capture the data.
Instead, the system relies on an array of sensors that detect light and vibrations.
These sensors are mounted on a small drone, and can detect the vibrations emitted by a fish, for instance, to detect a potential predator.
To detect a specific animal, the fish emits a sound or a light.
When the fish is identified, the sensors send a signal to the drone that it is identified.
After receiving this signal, the drone sends a signal back to the ship, and the signal is interpreted by the sensors to indicate that the fish has moved, or that the animal is in distress.
These signals are used to help the boat detect and locate the fish.
The sensors, which cost about $1,000 each, are designed to be easily portable, which helps the boats to move quickly and to keep the underwater sensor system operational for days at a time.
It is this ability to move with the sea, which enables the boats’ ability to locate fish that is the big advantage, Miller said.
It can move and it can move fast, and it is so good at identifying fish, he said.
Its also a key advantage for underwater drones,