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.
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BBC: “Scientists have revealed a list of items found in a stomach of a sperm whale which died after stranding on the Isle of Harris. The list included stacks of cups, packing straps, squid beaks embedded in the ball of litter, three bundles of fishing rope, fragments of rubber gloves, and rubber tubing.” Learn more […]
8 million metric tons of plastic waste enter the oceans every year. The total weight of this plastic waste is the equivalent of 90 aircraft carriers.
The Guardian: “Plastic bags and flexible packaging are the deadliest plastic items in the ocean, killing wildlife including whales, dolphins, turtles, and seabirds around the globe. Whales, dolphins and turtles were especially at risk from eating plastic film, with seabird deaths linked more with ingestion of hard plastic pieces and balloons.” Learn more at:www.opdera.org Source:https://www.theguardian.com/…/deadliest-plastics-bags… […]
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.
At any given time, 1,100 tons of microplastic are floating over the western US. New modeling shows the surprising sources of the nefarious pollutant.
A new interactive visualization shows we’re breathing in plastic all the time.