C. O. F. HEADQUARTERS
SOLAR HOUSE - This is the HQ for the Cleaner Ocean Foundation with generous assistance from the Trust that allows our charity to use most of the buildings for our experiments, storage, parking, and to plan our ocean awareness campaigns at a fraction of the cost of industrial units in Eastbourne or Hailsham. Much of the energy for our operations is to come from nature via PV panels, water heaters and even a wind turbine - for cleaner 'low-carbon' research.
The 'Cleaner Ocean Foundation' charity has its administrative headquarters (Solar Studios) at Solar House, Lime Park in Sussex, England. The Charity took over the administration and development of the SeaVax and the 'Ocean Awareness,' projects pledging to continue to work on these challenges, to include fund raising activities where significant additional monies are needed to construct a full size prototype SeaVax and AmphiMax portable shipyard and support vehicle.
The Herstmonceux area is in the heart of rural Sussex. Herstmonceux (Hurst = clearing in the woods Monceux = the name of the tribe making camp) is famous for a brick built castle and the Royal Greenwich Observatory and a post windmill that has been recently restored some distance along the A271.
During 2015 and 2017 Bluebird Marine Systems, (BMS) a limited company that was operating on a 'Not-for-profit' basis between 2015 and 2017, and partially as an academic institution where the company gave students free practical engineering tuition and the freedom to think laterally in problem solving and design. BMS has since ceased such operations.
RAINBOW - A rainbow in Herstmonceux passing over the well that feeds water to the test tank and robot laboratory. This well is seen in the picture above roofed with slate, where the picture was taken a some years back.
Solar House had undergone a period of rapid evolution in converting parts of the grounds to a robot laboratory and a water test tank. In addition, other projects that were not related to the SeaVax or Ocean Awareness conservation 'Objectives' were shelved, also involving considerable effort in providing archiving and storage, where those areas previously used for vehicle development and household storage were given over to the Objectives.
Solar House was built between 1900 - 1909 by the Charles de Roemer, and electrical engineer and pioneering aviator. The building is of timber frames construction, also clad in timber, formerly housing electricity generating and ice machinery machinery. Electricity was supplied to Herstmonceux village at 48 volts dc, being generated by a 36 horsepower
SOLAR POWER - This pergola is the mount for 12 PV panels that provide the energy for our water test tank experiments in relation to hull design and the SeaVax ocean regeneration concept. This kind of pure research has no end user or profit motivation, but is more of a societal challenge until such time as the technology has been demonstrated as being of positive benefit to mankind.
This website is provided on a free basis as a public information service. copyright © Cleaner Oceans Foundation Ltd (COFL) (Company No: 4674774) 2018. Solar Studios, BN271RF, United Kingdom. COFL is a charity without share capital.