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Contributions to the Foundation are used to raise awareness of ocean conservation issues, climate change and illegal whaling - typically via innovative campaigns, such as our Art Competition for 2020.
Our unique research is dependent on your help. At the time of writing we are the only organization in the world that is looking to develop a system to remove micro plastics from rivers and the open ocean.
While that may be a long term objective, consider that we also lobby MPs in the UK and world leaders such as the G20, in the hope that these subjects remain on their agendas, where the Global Ocean Commission faded into obscurity some years ago.
We also attend events to show our work and increase awareness of the plastic issue and present on such topics when requested.
We are not generally eligible for UK Government or European Union Horizon 2020 or similar calls for research proposals because of our not for profit status and our charitable objectives. We may need people powered research to stand in where governments fear to tread.
BIO ENGINEERING - Helping us to provide energy from wind turbines for SeaVax in 2019, Lolita helped design a test rig for a Ford Transit, that is destined for a floating coastal rig eventually, subject to funding.
OCEAN EXPERT - On all things ocean, Emily was helping the Cleaner Ocean Foundation (in 2018) fine tune SeaVax for eventual development in the English Channel before launching onto the international stage.
We are a not for profit concern with charitable objects, meaning that all corporate contributions should be 100% tax deductible.
As to government funding, a small not for profit concern like the Foundation is left out in the cold somewhat, because we do not have a profit motive. Nor do we have products on sale to support our R&D. Trading corporations and academia have big budgets to be able to apply for Horizon 2020 or Dti funding, build consortiums and the like - all of which sap our time and resources, for an also-ran "thank you for applying, but you have been unsuccessful on this occasion" return.
What policy makers may not appreciate is that if funding is not achieved, there might not be a next time. Indeed, without funding the Foundation may not be around for long enough with the present team, to be able to conduct this research and develop any kind of water cleaning vessel or climate combat technology, where such things as Hydrogen Batteries (for example) do not at present exist.
The oceans will get more clogged up with plastic and the fish stocks will continue to reduce. Aquaculture, at the moment seen as a food security stop-gap, is largely based on fish feed and many species, such as salmon, are in any event farmed in the ocean where toxins are rife, so producing carcinogen contaminated fish.
Where the world situation is rapidly becoming desperate, we are open to any offers of help, provided that the terms of support are reasonable.
If you are interested in becoming a named supporter, such as a research partner, development associate, materials or parts supplier, or any other form of sponsor, please contact us to discuss your interest.
Otherwise, please give what you can afford - and thank you all in advance for caring about our oceans.
Please make cheques payable to: Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd and post to:
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