SeaCoast is a digital platform that manages content and services related to the coast and the marine sector.
Its purpose is to not only provide any user with resources and tools to help them enjoy their leisure time completely but also generate their own economy through augmented reality technologies.
While adopting edge-cutting technologies like blockchain become common in several industries, the coastal marine sector is falling behind in digital innovation.
The change in consumption habits associated with digitization, especially regarding experiential leisure, is more difficult.
In the coastal marine sector, many new resources have evolved over the centuries.
Some of the innovations include the compass, the nautical chart, or certain elements of weather forecasting, but it has lacked digital tools that offer coastal sailors new capabilities to manage the data.
Marinas or professionals in the sector also are facing the same shortfall of data sharing capabilities. The information that can be shared, and access to digital content that enriches the sailing experience is simple to find.
What Is SeaCoast Doing to Help?
Another problem for coastal marine enthusiasts is the high levels of uncertainty they face when sailing in areas close to the coast.
There is little information related to the sea and coast available in tools such as Google Maps except for specialized nautical applications like Navionics which only offers basic charting solutions.
It is simple to see that these issues come from a lack of digital tools to make the management of information and digital content widely available.
A set of digital content is necessary to expand the user experience of the coast and the sea so that it should include very broad and encompasses all types of information, resources, and tools.
The digitization of the nautical sector can offer solutions to often problematic as well as still unresolved processes.
The SeaCoast platform aims to collect the same space quality content in different formats and useful services as a whole ecosystem of resources specialized in the sea and the coast for its users.
In addition, SeaCoast also encourages stakeholders to participate in the information sharing.
These Stakeholders could include specialized companies, institutions, the community, companies in the nautical sector, leisure employers, sailing schools, or professionals to include a digital avenue in their businesses to make them easily accessible to everyone.
A Wider Knowledge Base
SeaCoast is working to create a global digital community to share knowledge and experiences between all parties. This wide ranging resource will be linked to the world of the coast and the sea.
The platform currently has integrated products including ShoreView, PortView, and PaperBoat as well as the addition of a space for information exchange between users that operates under the incentive and means of payment of $COAST tokens.
Advanced technologies could create massive innovation and SeaCoast is one of the blockchain-based projects that could create a new universe of experiences on the coast.
Although the marine industry has been considered the lifeblood of the global economy, it’s also well-known for being conservative when it comes to changes or innovative approaches.
However, marine companies, who used to rely heavily on traditional methods as well as stay cautious about digitization, are seeing the benefits of technologies including the adoption of AI, AR, and blockchain like what SeaCoast is offering.
Originally focused on virtual games, augmented reality is becoming more and more significant in the marine industry as a good tool to communicate with customers.
As mentioned, the SeaCoast ecosystem consists of three key solutions including ShoreView, PortView, and PaperBoat.
The platform is going to follow the user’s activities to offer them all-in-one places the resources about coast and sea, which can help to reduce the uncertainty during their time at sea and offshore.
Apart from the different ways of discovering content, SeaCoast’s strength also lies in the up-to-date information, the variety of content, and how that content is accessed.
This feature focuses on navigation through expanded reality.
By pointing your mobile device at the coast, you can get real-time, labeled information on everything that you are not able to identify in the match between your current view and the 2D map.
ShoreView also allows you to explore the map of the coast where you are or where you are headed, you will be able to find out not only what services are available but also updated information about the area.
Then, you are able to publish real-time information on the state of the coast to the community as well as enjoy temporary announcements, alerts, and a better version of augmented reality.
Meanwhile, the PortView feature allows you to reach your mooring easily and safely by managing to locate the entrance to the port using augmented reality technology.
All you need to do is enter the name of your mooring or mark it on the map and SeaCoast will guide you to it.
Do you know that 70% of boat charter accidents happen at the entrance and exit of the port?
PortView can help you to start the route easily and safely by warning you at all times of possible dangers, taking into account the draught and dimensions of your boat as well as other external factors such as the weather or the conditions of the port itself.
This feature digitizes the management of ship mooring allowing to connect marinas.
PaperBoat provides you access and transparency of information on berth availability and prices, and the ability to book your berth quickly and easily.
In addition, you can find the prices between different ports in a few seconds or upload encrypted documentation to the cloud.
$COAST is the native token utility of the SeaCoast platform which is created for funding and project development, giving everyone a fair chance to participate in the tokenization of the coast.
Being a part of the platform’s crypto-coastal community and holding $COAST, you are able to earn benefits within the SeaCoast ecosystem and create a channel and start monetizing it by uploading high-quality content.
Token holders also will be able to participate in free $Coast token giveaway events aimed at the SeaCoast community and obtain certain privileges depending on the number of tokens.
Additionally, the token is used to pay for the use of the different applications within the SeaCoast universe. Other uses for the token are tips, vehicle rental, or proof of attendance.
Depending on how many tokens users have in their wallets, they are going to get different benefits in the following categories.
Crew members, who hold 5000 $COAST, will be able to have access to online services within the SeaCoast system, a basic rewards program, and discounts on Port Services, among others.
If you hold 25,000 $COAST in your wallet, you are in the Sailor class. In addition to the above benefits, you will be able to enjoy priority mooring and buoyage, receive mobility discounts and have access to events.
Some other benefits like exclusive mobility vehicles, VIP access to events and Clubs, or ConciergeServices are added for captains who have 100,000 $COAST in their wallet.
Blockchain Goes to Sea
Nautical companies such as SeaCoast are revolutionizing transportation at sea. Hi-tech advancements like blockchain, AR, or AI technologies could offer solutions to streamline most of the operations in the marine industry.
From port services, and document processing to enhancing safety and reducing impacts on the environment, the adoption of these technologies is going to be the next big wave of change in the industry.
Over the last decade, the use of advanced information technologies in the marine industry has greatly improved efficiency, reliability, and security. SeaCoast has the potential to further optimize operations on the coast and the sea.