Shark Shield Announced as a Finalist in the 2018 Edison Awards

Company Name: Shark Shield

Announcement Date: 09/02/2018
Announcement Category: Awards/recognition
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Shark Shield’s FREEDOM+ Surf, the world’s only scientifically proven electrical shark deterrent technology, has been named a finalist in the Athletics, Sports & Recreation – Injury Prevention category in the 2018 Edison Awards. Named after Thomas Alva Edison, the Edison Awards recognises and honours the world’s best in innovators and innovations, with the winners being announced at the 31st Annual Edison Awards held Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in New York City.

Lindsay Lyon, Shark Shield CEO says, “We’re thrilled to be recognised by such prestigious awards. Our FREEDOM+ Surf product is just the start of things to come for the brand. As we speak our product development team are working on a range of new products with the potential to protect an entire beach front through to a boating product and even hand-held devices for recreational ocean users.”

Shark Shield’s FREEDOM+ Surf is made for surfers. The product was designed in partnership with 2 x World Surfing Champion Tom Carroll and the iconic surf hardware brand Ocean and Earth. Featuring a removable power module housed in a custom designed Ocean & Earth tail pad kicker, it can easily be transferred from board to board. It’s suitable for all board types, so all surfers need to do is install the Ocean & Earth tail pad/decal antenna on each board in their quiver. Light in weight, the solution offers nearly zero drag so there is little to no impact on surfing performance.

Established in 1987 and often described as “the Oscars of Innovation,” the Edison Awards recognises and honours the world’s best innovations and innovators. All nominations were reviewed by the Edison Awards Steering Committee and the final ballot sent to an independent judging panel. The judging panel was comprised of more than 3,000 professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education, including professional organisations representing a wide variety of industries and disciplines.

About Shark Shield:
Shark Shield is the world’s only scientifically proven electrical shark deterrent, nothing is more effective. Sharks have short-range electrical receptors in their snouts used for finding food. Shark Shield’s patented technology creates a powerful three-dimensional electrical field which causes unbearable spasms in these sensitive receptors turning sharks away, including Great Whites. Shark Shield safety products provide peace of mind for surfers, divers and ocean lovers around the world supporting shark conservation by enabling humans and sharks to share our oceans; the ultimate ocean guardian.

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About Shark Shield:

Shark Shield is the world’s only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent, nothing is more effective. The company’s products are used by spear-fishermen, divers, kayak fishing and surfing with a product designed in partnership with 2 x World Surfing Champion Tom Carroll and the world’s leading surf hardware company Ocean & Earth.

Sharks have small short-range electrical receptors in their snouts used for feeding. Shark Shield’s unique three-dimensional electromagnetic waveform instantly turns sharks away by causing unbearable spasms in these sensitive receptors.

Shark Shield’s products have been consistently proven to effectively turn sharks away by the world’s leading scientific experts on sharks. Independent research and testing by universities has resulted in a number of peer reviewed science journals confirming the technologies effectiveness. The technology and patents have a twenty-year development history, in partnership with organisations such as the world’s leading experts in White Sharks, the KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board in South Africa..

In 2017 the company announce the technology breakthrough of a new long range shark deterrent called Ocean Guardian, utilizing a patented Metamaterial Electromagnetic Transducer, with expectations of repelling sharks within a 100-meter diameter of each unit installed. The Ocean Guardian has been developed in partnership with leading physicists and biologists. This long-range shark deterrent solution will not only protect beach goers as a beach barrier, aquaculture, yachting, etc. but significantly reduce the environmental impacts caused by using shark nets, drum lines and culling.

Shark Shield devices directly support the conservation of sharks by removing the need for culling or other lethal means of managing human and shark interactions. Shark Shield devices have no know long term effects on sharks, and do not affect other ocean creatures. The new Ocean Guardian transducer is based on technology used to treat patients in the medical field including, oncology, urology and other chronic diseases, with clinical studies demonstrating that the electromagnetic field does not affect the health of humans or ocean life, such as sharks or dolphins.

Shark Shield is trusted by professional adventurers around the world, including navies, military and police divers, and is mandated safety equipment in many industries. If you’re serious about adventure, you wear a Shark Shield.

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