Aerial Reconnaissance [ OceanCleanup ] The Ocean Cleanup is a foundation that develops technologies to extract plastic pollution from the oceans and prevent more plastic debris from entering ocean waters. Between September 26 and October 7, 2016 The Ocean Cleanup conducted a series of reconnaissance flights across the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: the Aerial Expedition.
The organization was founded in 2013 by Boyan Slat, a Dutch inventor-entrepreneur who serves as its CEO, and has received over $2.2 million in crowdfunding and financial contributions from large sponsors including Salesforce.com chief executive Marc Benioff . The foundation’s headquarters are in Delft, the Netherlands.
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