NOAA Marine Debris Removal Grant

The NOAA Marine Debris Program has announced its fiscal year 2022 Marine Debris Removal notice of funding opportunity. Projects awarded through the removal grant competition will create long-term, quantifiable ecological habitat improvements for NOAA trust resources, with priority consideration for efforts targeting derelict fishing gear, abandoned and derelict vessels, and other medium- and large-scale debris.Continue reading “NOAA Marine Debris Removal Grant”

Launch of Beach-Cleaning Robot in US

4ocean, a purpose-driven B Corp. with a mission to end the ocean plastic crisis, has partnered with Poralu Marine, a global leader in marine-grade technologies, on the launch of the BeBot in the United States. BeBot is a beach-cleaning robot designed to recover coastal plastic debris. The electric-powered BeBot can clean up to 3,000 squareContinue reading “Launch of Beach-Cleaning Robot in US”

Launch of Robot for Beach Cleanup

The European Union has set a threshold for washed up marine waste on beaches: fewer than 20 items of debris every 100 meters. Under this threshold, the beach is considered to be in good ecological condition. The EU is now asking member states to roll out strategies for the protection of the marine environment andContinue reading “Launch of Robot for Beach Cleanup”