Updates

Oceanography

First successful trawls during vertical distribution expedition

Expedition update from the Atlantic Ocean

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Oceanography

Announcing the Mega Expedition

The Ocean Cleanup, founded by the Dutchman Boyan Slat (1994) who invented a method aimed at cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, today announced its next major project: the Mega Expedition, in which up to 50 vessels will collect more plastic measurements in three weeks than have been collected in the past 40 years combined....

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Oceanography

The Wylde Swan expedition completed

Only a few days ago our fourth expedition reached the Azores after a month of sailing the North Atlantic Ocean. During this expedition, the team got the chance to deploy the new Multi-Level Trawl V2 for the first time. This device is used to measure plastic concentration at 10 depths simultaneously, and can now be deployed at two...

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Oceanography

Wylde Swan Expedition's departure from Sint Maarten

Today, our sampling team left Sint Maarten, embarking on a month-long expedition through the North Atlantic Gyre. Crew prepares for the expedition, delivering equipment to the Wylde Swan. Eager to join us on an expedition yourself? We still have a few spots left for our June and July expeditions.

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Oceanography

Ocean Plastic Within Reachable Cleanup Depths

A study published today in the journal Biogeosciences is reporting the first ever high-resolution vertical profiles of plastic pollution in the so-called “ocean garbage patches”.

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Research

It's here: Feasibility Study V2.0

Feasibility Study V2.0 is now available for download.

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General

Crowd funding campaign successfully completed

With the support of over 38,000 funders from 160 countries, in 100 days over US$ 2 million has been raised.

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Oceanography

Third expedition completed

While we are making preparations to start Phase 2, our work continues. We have just finished our third expedition to the North Atlantic Gyre, to measure the depth profile of plastic pollution.

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General

Responding to critics

I never intended to write this piece. The articles I am about to comment on are now over a year old, and when people asked me for a response on these articles, I always asked them to ‘be patient and let the feasibility study decide’.

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Research

Feasibility study published

Watch The Ocean Cleanup Release Event which took place in New York City on June 3rd where the results of the feasibility study were presented.

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