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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8 thoughts on “Picking Up Speed

  • October 16, 2016 at 10:00 am
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    “Just enjoy the fight”? — there’s a tagline for ya!!!

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    • October 16, 2016 at 10:46 am
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      Agreed! Saving to disk . . .

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  • October 16, 2016 at 12:02 pm
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    World’s Youngest CEO Squared.

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  • October 16, 2016 at 12:03 pm
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    Thank God English is The New Latin or we’d all be getting left seriously in the dust.

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  • October 16, 2016 at 1:31 pm
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    Product placement for Benioff — smack dab in the middle of the tube — is definitely worth more than $2 Million.

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    Maybe the precedent will create a stampede!Reference

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  • October 16, 2016 at 1:33 pm
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    The next order of business is clearly an “Ocean Plastic Inside” branding campaign.

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  • October 16, 2016 at 1:34 pm
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    Oh yeh! The Plastic Industry had better get in on the ground floor of this one, if they know what’s good for ’em.

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