I founded the nonprofit OPDERA – Ocean Plastic Debris Education Research and Awareness because most people are not aware of the environmental catastrophe happening right before their eyes. I WAS SHOCKED when I first read about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch 15 years ago. My further research into the subject proved inconclusive. Much that was […]
Fundraising Volunteers help us manage our donor relationships, communications, and identify new donors. Help us save the oceans from plastic waste!
Ocean Weather Expertise Volunteers help us on our voyages to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This can be done as an eye-in-sky constantly making comms with our vessel on the high seas. Ocean Weather Expertise Volunteers also join us on our voyages at times.
Ocean Biology Expertise Volunteers help on voyages to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and ensure everyone is told the truth about plastic waste. Assist in research and content curation to spread the word about plastic waste in the world’s oceans.
Database Programming Volunteers help maintain our unified research reporting database to ensure data collection volunteers, as well as institution researchers, have access to our operationally secure and effective database structure.
Database Management Volunteers help maintain our unified research reporting database to ensure data collection volunteers, as well as institution researchers, have access to our operationally secure and effective database structure.
Marketing – Content, PR, Social Volunteers curate and deploy content and thought leadership about saving the oceans from plastic waste.
Web server Engineering – Volunteers help ensure business continuity, security, and optimal performance of our presence on the internet.
Website Design Volunteers help keep our online presence fresh, interesting, and online. Experienced WordPress developers and designers, and process flow engineers are needed to help save the world’s oceans from plastic waste.
Photo Editing/Identify Items in photos – Volunteers are photo editing professionals reviewing photos taken from onboard shipping vessels and smaller vessels on the high seas.
Video editing professionals to review drone footage taken from onboard shipping vessels and smaller vessels.
The marks or tags in the videos will then be confirmed and documented for GPS locations, then submitted to ocean plastic waste researchers.
Vessel Repair/Maintenance – Volunteer. Vessel Repair/Maintenance expert to help maintain our vessels to ensure readiness for ocean crossings.
Experienced Ocean Sailor
Sailing on the high seas to document and research plastic waste in the world’s oceans.
An example of corporate propaganda convincing consumers that the brand is not to blame but the consumers are.
This interactive tool allows you to see what the plastic particles are in the air you breathe, what they are made of – chemicals and toxins, and where they came from.