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”

Daphne Technology Open to Public Investment

Daphne Technology, a climate tech start-up that has designed and patented proven solutions to reduce air and sea pollution for ships, has partnered with Crowdcube, the world’s largest equity crowdfunding platform, to offer a stake in the company to the public. According to Dr. Mario Michan, founder and CEO of Daphne Technology, the company hasContinue reading “Daphne Technology Open to Public Investment”

Free Curriculum to Manage Ocean Plastic Pollution

Ocean Legacy Foundation (OLF), a Canadian nonprofit organization that develops and implements worldwide plastic pollution emergency response programs with the goal to end ocean plastic pollution, has launched EPIC Academy. EPIC Academy is a free online educational platform providing essential knowledge regarding ocean plastic pollution, cleanup efforts and solutions for creating plastic-free lands and waters.Continue reading “Free Curriculum to Manage Ocean Plastic Pollution”

5 Gyres Podcast: ‘Slander and Distraction of Seaspiracy’

5 Gyres has launched a podcast to explore ideas and stories from the plastic pollution movement. In the first episode, 5 Gyres Co-Founder and Interim Executive Director Anna Cummins hosts a discussion on the “slander and distraction of Seaspiracy” while shining a light on the future of the plastic pollution movement through the lens ofContinue reading “5 Gyres Podcast: ‘Slander and Distraction of Seaspiracy’”