When carbon in the atmosphere is photosynthesized by algae in the oceans, zooplantkon eat the algae and drop carbon-rich feces to the sea-floor. Plastics are disrupting the ocean’s ability to store carbon, as zooplankton also ingest plastic.
ByFusion teams up with Ocean Voyages Institute to convert 40,000 lbs of plastic waste from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch into construction-grade building material ByFusion announces off-take partnership with Ocean Voyages Institute (OVI), repurposing 20 tons of marine debris and plastic waste into construction grade building materials. The ByFusion-OVI partnership will ‘close the loop’ on […]
Record-breaking season prompts non-profit group to raise the bar on open ocean clean-up after 340,000 pounds of plastic waste pulled from Great Pacific Garbage Patch HONOLULU, HI — August 5, 2020 Ocean Voyages Institute’s marine plastic recovery vessel, S/V KWAI, docked in Honolulu today, after 35 days at sea, successfully concluding the second and final […]
(Press Release / Photos/Video) HONOLULU, HI — June 23, 2020 – Ocean Voyages Institute’s marine plastic recovery vessel, S/V KWAI, docked at the port of Honolulu today, after a 48-day expedition, successfully removing 103 tons (206,000 lbs.) of fishing nets and consumer plastics from the North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone, more commonly known as the […]
Largest Ocean Clean Up Mission/ A Turning Point For Ocean Plastics Link to the Press Release. Sausalito, CA – Ocean Voyages Institute, a nonprofit organization, announced today that it has successfully removed more than 40 tons of fishing nets and consumer plastics from the area known as the North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone, or more […]
Ocean Voyages Institute’s 2019 Expedition will be REMOVING ghost nets and massive amounts of plastic from the North Pacific Gyre. Our actions provide solutions: • Capturing ghost nets/debris that we tagged with Satellite trackers before it entangle and kill marine life • Removing toxic plastics from our ocean and food chain • Restoring the health […]
WE in the maritime industry know and understand this in a way few others do. As mariners, many of us see the problem first hand. We can all be dynamic parts of the solution by our stewardship on our own yachts and supporting effective at-sea ocean clean-up. People are beginning to realise the magnitude of […]
During the kick-off year of our ghost net clean-up in 2018, 18 satellite trackers were deployed by various vessels of opportunity in the Pacific. With the help of citizen scientists and other ships of opportunity, OVI will continue to tag large, floating plastic debris in the North Pacific Gyre with our satellite tracking buoys. Continuing […]