Road to execution

By systematically eliminating technical risks through rapid iterations, we aim to start installation of the first Power Reef by 2022.

Start Gulf of Mexico Cleanup

Projected launch date for the worlds largest ocean revitalization project.

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Deploy The Pilot

Piloting world’s first operational Power Reef. Scheduled for 2020.

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North Sea Prototype

Experimental barrier deployment in extreme conditions.

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Scale model testing

Executing a series of scale model tests to determine the loads, dynamics and cleanup efficiency of our floating barrier system.

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Mega expedition

Successfully completed a 30-vessel research expedition to produce the first high-resolution map the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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Vertical distribution research

Data from a series of expeditions show most plastic is within reachable distances from the surface.

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Crowd Funding Campaign

The Ocean Cleanup raises $2.2m thanks to the support of 38,000 people from 160 countries, becoming the most successful non-profit crowd funding campaign to date.

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Feasibility Study

The Power Reef is in the feasibility phase.

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The Ocean Cleanup founded

Story of The Ocean Cleanup

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