Ocean Voyages Institute 2019 Summer Marine Debris Clean-Up Expedition

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 …

OCEAN PLASTIC PROLIFERATION & THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH

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 …

Ocean Voyages Institute – Ghost Net Tagging and Retrieval

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 …