Thanks to our partners we can clean the oceans.

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Our most generous partners

  • Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. is a leading global dredging and offshore contractor and maritime services provider offering the widest range of expert dredging, offshore transport and installation solutions, and maritime services, including towage and salvage, in its industry. Boskalis supports The Ocean Cleanup by working together on the North Sea Prototype test.

  • AkzoNobel creates everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring. As a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, we supply essential ingredients, essential protection and essential color to industries and consumers worldwide. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to making all our products, services and partnerships as sustainable as possible.

  • The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment is committed to improving quality of life, access and mobility in a clean, safe & sustainable environment. The Dutch Government enables The Ocean Cleanup to conduct its North Sea Prototype test off the Dutch coast.

Official partners

Academic Partnerships

Official supporters & suppliers

  • SBM Offshore
  • Orcina
  • GustoMSC
  • KLM
  • Mocean
  • Gemeente Den Haag
  • Acta Marine
  • Aliter Networks
  • Andriaki Shipping
  • Aspect Consulting
  • BIND film
  • Brightlinck Executive Search
  • Buckaroo
  • Deltares
  • Dropbox
  • DutchMatters
  • Greenhost
  • Grrr
  • Heerema Marine Contractors
  • Henrik Veder Group
  • HKV Lijn in Water
  • HOAX Graphic Design
  • HVK Stevens
  • International Paint
  • INVENT Umwelt- und Verfahrenstechnik AG
  • Jardine Lloyd Thompson
  • Jurlights
  • Kreber
  • Lankhorst Ropes
  • Lloyd's Register
  • Moffett Airfield
  • Musto
  • Netherland-America Foundation
  • NMBRS®
  • Observator Group
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Royal HaskoningDHV
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • South Pole Group
  • Snijlab
  • SurfSARA
  • The Executive Network
  • The Food Line-up
  • TINT
  • Topconsortium voor Kennis en Innovatie
  • TU Delft
  • Van der Vorm Vastgoed
  • V.O. Patents & Trademarks
  • Websols
  • Werkspoorkathedraal
  • yPlus
  • “One of the world’s best inventions of 2015”
    TIME Magazine
  • “The first real plan to try to clean things up.”
    NBC Nightly News
  • “[The Ocean Cleanup’s] success could significantly reduce marine animal fatalities and enable numerous marine species […] to survive”
    Ocean Elders
  • “An incredible proposal.”
    George Takei, Actor and Activist
  • “A symbol of not only preaching, but also acting.”
    Neelie Kroes, Former European Commissioner
  • “In order to keep 7.5 billion of us alive and prosperous and healthy it takes work and it takes initiative. [...] That's what The Ocean Cleanup is all about and we absolutely need their work.”
    Chris Hadfield, Astronaut - Commander of Expedition 35
  • “What is interesting to see […] is that you are using nature to solve the mess we are doing on this planet.”
    André Borschberg, Co-founder of the Solar Impulse project
  • “I put my hope in young people. People who think differently. For them, a threat is not a threat but it’s a challenge. People like Boyan Slat of The Ocean Cleanup. ”
    André Kuipers, European space agency astronaut
  • “Boyan Slat is inspiring people, organizations and governments to find solutions to the escalating threat of plastic debris in our oceans, while also serving as a reminder to us all that more work needs to be done [...]”
    Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director
  • “Inspiring chat with young entrepreneur Boyan Slat, CEO and Founder of The Ocean Cleanup. We need more entrepreneurs like him, in all sectors.”
    Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research Science and Innovation
  • “Plastic is my pet peeve. Luckily, Boyan Slat is saving us from ourselves. Thanks for the ride.”
    Isobel Yeung, VICE News