The climate in the tropics is only favourable for growing a very limited variety of crops. Due to the sun intensity and the drought of the soil, agriculture is greatly dependent on irrigation. Cold deep seawater can be applied to cool crops and enables agricultural activities even in the most hostile, arid coastal regions.
Cold water agriculture employs the cold water to cool soil or greenhouses. It creates a spring time climate for crops and enables faster and healthier growth rates. In chilled soil agriculture, a network of pipes is buried just below the surface, cooling the top soil layer and causing dew condensation over the plants and irrigating them. This makes it possible to grow crops that would normally only grow in more temperate and/or humid climates.
Bluerise works with various partners that can provide technology for deep seawater agriculture.