Milestone2017

The Pilot

By late 2017 The Ocean Cleanup aims to launch the first operational pilot system in Pacific waters. It will represent the most important milestone on the road to the 2020 cleanup and is the culmination of years of preparation.

The pilot isn’t just one test – the pilot should be viewed as a ‘testing platform’, with which dozens of tests can be performed, iterating the system up to the point it operates as intended.

The pilot is projected to be at a scale of several kilometers in span. We estimate the initial deployment of the pilot will happen in the second half of 2017.

Because of its scale and visibility, the pilot provides a unique marketing opportunity for companies to participate in. We are now welcoming partners to join us to make this project a reality. For more information on this, please get in touch.