7th YEAR - PRODUCTION LICENSING 10 YR PLAN
OCEAN CLEANER - SeaVax is designed to operate in fleets. The development stages are costed below as estimates that the Cleaner Ocean Foundation is looking to world leaders to fund, while the cost of the ocean cleaning fleets is to be shared across operators world wide - and so is not included, save for the licensing and fleet negotiations. Fleet operators will recover their investment from collected plastic, with a possible guarantee from the countries in which they are operating. All subject to negotiation. Without such an approach, COF feel that it would be difficult to roll operations out, save perhaps for underpinning from international organizations. This part of the plan falls to be considered in year 8.
PRODUCTION (FREE) MANUFACTURING LICENSES
We anticipate that in the seventh year of the SeaVax project, that we will be issuing free manufacturing licenses to those who have lodged an interest in previous years (many already have). These licenses will be based on the full size pre-production SeaVax and a series of successful trials at sea such as to demonstrate the capabilities and future potential of the autonomous platform as an ocean regenerating tool, potential fishing vessel and emergency oil spill recovery system. These are examples of where the technology may lead.
By fishing vessel we mean for use in harvesting alternative protein sources such as algae. These new uses should not affect traditional fishermen and their existing investment in boats and gear. Rather, they add another dimension to food security.
10 YEAR PLAN: PROJECTIONS AS DEVELOPMENT MILESTONES Vs PROJECT COST IN $MILLIONS
TRL SCALE - The TRL scale is a metric for describing the maturity of a technology. The acronym stands for Technology Readiness Level. The scale consists of 9 levels. Each level characterises the progress in the development of a technology, from the idea (level 1) to the full deployment of the product in the marketplace after level 9. *The timescale is funding dependent and for that reason may be subject to a multiplication factor of 2 or more in terms of technology readiness, to become a 20 or even 30 Year Plan, meaning that by 2050 there is likely to be more plastic in our oceans than fish.
TEN YEAR PLAN: 2020 - 2030
The ten year plan is to run from funding agreements that must demonstrate a necessary level of commitment from those participating in the World Ocean Antiplastic Alliance, by way of an incentive to complete the above stages on the project as proposed, or as subsequently amended and agreed following the results of each work package.
SUPPORT OUR RESEARCH
Please help us if you can by making a donation of any size to help us to be able to share our research with the world. At the time of publication of this page we are not supported by any government or agency. We are reliant on help from members of the public who care about marine conservation. Though in the fullness of time we hope to be able to interest international groups who might agree that collaboration is necessary if we are to rid the oceans of the plastic menace.
Please also try not to buy products in single use packaging and if the opportunity presents, lobby your political representatives to help reduce plastic used on land from entering our oceans.
Plastic is a wonderful product that is necessary in modern life and it can be recycled responsibly such as not to harm fish and marine mammals. For example, many car and computer parts are now designed for recycling. Plastic is not all bad. Many manufacturers now think Circular Economy, introducing sustainable practices and crucially, many supermarkets that are reliant (for the moment) on single use plastic to sell their wares, are giving the plastic issue a good deal of attention.
We offer big THANKS to all concerns who are working to a cleaner end.
Those with the ability to put the matter right, owe it to those who do not, to act positively to protect their neighbor's interests regardless of political differences. If that means assisting countries around the world to recognise the problems on their coasts, then that is one of our targets. For, if enough Governments join forces anything is possible, especially with potential solutions like SeaVax on the horizon - where in order to make such a system work we need global coordination and collaboration working independently on this one issue as brothers united in the war on plastic. The G20 confirm that they are committed to reducing ocean pollution - at the moment limited to land based sanctions.
We don't expect every G20 country will agree to joining the Anti-Plastic Alliance, we just hope that those who are inquisitive and open minded will find it in their hearts to set aside a small budget for blue-sky research. Such generosity could part sponsor our efforts, thus reducing the burden on other non-G20 countries who depend on fish and fishing as part of their economy and maritime heritage.
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MARINE LIFE - This humpback whale is one example of a magnificent animal that is at the mercy of human activity. Humans are for the most part unaware of the harm their fast-lane lifestyles are causing. We aim to change that by doing all we can to promote ocean literacy.
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