“Sea for Life” Mission to Protect the Seas Bring smiles to the community

sea It is like a big house for small and large creatures under the water. And it is both a source of food, building a career, generating income, and nurturing the way of life of the people in the communities living around the coast. It is a valuable natural resource as well as an important source of energy used in our daily life.

PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited, or PTTEP, has a large portion of its operations located offshore. sea Therefore, it is like another home. The marine life and coastal communities are like neighbours. Create a good quality of life and environment together In the past, PTTEP has organized projects and activities to conserve and restore natural resources and marine ecology. and continually promote the well-being of the community which we call “Sea for Life” (Ocean for Life) by collaborating with government agencies, educational institutions, organizations and communities on the coast, including bringing innovation expertise Artificial Intelligence and Robot Technology apply This will increase the capacity to conserve marine resources in a broader dimension.

PTTEP start “Sea for Life” For example, in petroleum production, PTTEP takes water from the production process back into petroleum reservoirs. which is part of the causeClean and environmentally friendly production processes In addition, automatic underwater propulsion vehicles (AUVs) have been used to inspect and maintain underwater equipment to ensure safety at all times. and is in the process of studying the placement of artificial coral in a steel structure from the demolition of installations and equipment from petroleum production to provide a habitat for various marine animals

later is Ocean Health Monitoring and Biodiversity such as the study and analysis of microplastics which is the first research in the Gulf of Thailand with Kasetsart University Installation of oceanographic buoys to measure sea water quality at Koh Mun Nai, Rayong Province, together with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. Installation of underwater cameras on the legs of the petroleum production platform of PTTEP in the middle of the sea To track and provide information on marine animals, including the use of drones from ARVs. which is a subsidiary of PTTEP, fly to explore coastal ecosystems At the Faculty of Fisheries Research Station, Sriracha District, Chonburi Province and coral reefs In the area of ​​Koh Mun Nai, Rayong Province, all of which are collecting information about the sea, both near the coast and in the middle of the sea, in order to find ways to prevent, restore, care and conserve the sea as a model.

For the restoration, care and conservation of the coastal seas, PTTEP has set up a project to prevent pollution from land to the sea. by modelingMarine Waste Management together with Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya Applying waste disposal and processing technology, as well as creating knowledge and understanding with the community in recycling waste and creating added value, such as using waste plastic to make tiles, pots and buoys along the conservation area. which is carried out in parallel with creating awareness among the community about the importance of the sea, includingmangrove forest restorationdeteriorating To increase the abundance of mangrove forest areas, PTTEP aims to plant more than 5,000 rai of mangrove forests in Chumphon, Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat provinces. to be a nursery for aquatic animals and help absorb carbon dioxide in the air to reduce global warming

for the protection of rare marine animals such as sea ​​turtle PTTEP has supported the Sea Turtle Conservation Center, Sattahip Navy, to improve the turtle nursery ponds of various ages to meet international standards. to increase the survival rate of baby turtles which by nature Has a survival rate of only 1-2 turtles per 1,000 eggs and supports medical equipment such as surgical tools. Laser wound healing machine for sea turtle hospital To increase the efficiency of turtle treatment, in the past, more than 2,000 sick and injured turtles were rescued and from 2017 to the present. More than 10,000 turtles have been released back into the wild. The center is also a tourist attraction open to the public as well.

The aquatic animal which is the main source of income for fishermen. PTTEP has joined the community to establish Economic Aquaculture Hatchery Learning Center to be a source of knowledge transfer Promote conservation of local fisheries and increase the amount of aquatic animals to balance with the catch and sale starting from the propagation of crabs can build a strong community network and expanding to other economic aquatic animals such as shrimp, shellfish, squid. PTTEP aims to establish such centers in 17 provinces around the Gulf of Thailand, of which 5 centers have now been established in Songkhla, Pattani and Nakhon Si Thammarat provinces. More than 5 billion crabs can be hatched and released back into the sea, and help local fishermen earn an average of 60,000 baht per household per year per year.

Establishment of the Center also do it in parallel with Placing a bucket or fish house from local wisdom and natural materials to increase habitats for young aquatic animals; Group of professionals producing and selling seafood Improve product quality to be more standardized and distribute through online channels to increase consumer accessibility.

Another important project that has been in operation for 10 years is Undersea Thai HTMS Learning Center Project which PTTEP has joined with the Royal Thai Navy Government agencies, corporations and communities lead the HMS decommissioned from the Navy. to make artificial coral reefs by placing the HTMS to suppress at Koh Ngam Noi, Chumphon Province, and the HTMS Sattakood at Koh Tao, Surat Thani Province.abundance of marine life There are 60-70 species of fish, including aquatic animals, corals and clinging animals. And still see whale sharks all the time. The area of ​​the two ships It is a beautiful dive site. world famous which in normal circumstances can generate income from tourism for the community up toMore than 59 million baht per year

The mission “Sea for Life” is not only this, PTTEP also aims to be “Marine Data Center” that connects the information network with various agencies as well as giving the general public access to information to jointly protect conserve marine resources and to be a part of creating smiles and good quality of life for our neighbors as intended Our “Sea for Life”

Read the original article: “Sea for Life” Mission to Protect the Seas Bring smiles to the community


Source: ประชาชาติธุรกิจ by www.prachachat.net.

*The article has been translated based on the content of ประชาชาติธุรกิจ by www.prachachat.net. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!