Rubbish littering Guanabara Bay will have been reduced well before Olympic and Paralympic sailing competitions take place, an official from a Dutch Research Institute supporting Rio State authorities has claimed, although work has currently been suspended due to a lack of boats.
By compiling four-day forecasts of three-dimensional currents and concentrations of
pollution in the bay, collectors can then target specific areas - either with boats or by constructing eco-barriers - thus increasing both efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
"The debris in the Bay is the first and foremost priority, closely followed by dealing with the sewage, which comes from raw materials," Rego told insidethegames today.
"We have devised a high quality modelling system in order to reduce levels.
"Everything is relative, but, yes, it will reduce levels."
This comes as pollution at the venue continues to be one of the biggest concerns overshadowing preparations, with much criticism from athletes as well as officials.
Organisers have repeatedly attempted to reassure the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that the Bay will be safe to compete in during the Games.
This international involvement will come as some reassurance but the effort is being hampered by lack of resources.
There have been no ecoboats in operation for the last two weeks due to delays in agreeing a contract to purchase them, as well as delays in dealing with the graver longer term issue of sewage build-up.
A meeting took place earlier this month between the IOC and the International Sailing Federation earlier to discuss solutions, after which both reiterated how "no effort should be spared in addressing both these problems".
The next challenge will come from August 8 to 18, when a second sailing test event is scheduled to take place on the Bay.
Rio's State Government, who are responsible for pollution concerns, are yet to respond to insidethegames' requests for a comment on when new boats are likely to be purchased.
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