CLEANER OCEAN FOUNDATION
The 'Cleaner Ocean Foundation' (COF) is a charity that is dedicated to achieving its objects, one of which is ocean conservation and another tackling climate change. We aim to achieve our objects in a number of ways incidental to our main ideals, via practical research into ways of filtering plastic from seawater and with our ocean awareness initiatives and by developing low carbon waterborne transport.
COF is also keen to promote the blue and ocean economies to provide jobs for a circular economy in a changing world, provided that such exploitation is non-polluting and therefore sustainable, hence all revolving around our main conservational objectives and advocacy.
These are United Nations agendas that we are committed to supporting as best we may. We do this by educating the public with talks on ocean waste and potential solutions, and with our hands-on research into ways of conserving the oceans using machines that filter plastic from seawater and recycle it
We are also advocates of zero carbon shipping. We use our test tank facilities to design solar and wind powered vessels and by doing this inspire others to look at other ways of delivering goods around the world..
DWINDLING FISH STOCKS - Around 10% of the world (700,000,000 million people) rely on the ocean for food, but in addition to our poor land management record, we are also polluting the seven seas with plastic that is toxic - so reducing the number and the health of the fish that we might harvest for food.
COF would like to see traditional fishing mixed with new technology, where traditional jobs are secured as a way of life for all those who have harvested from the ocean and either wish to, or need to continue to rely on the ocean for a living.
This must be balanced with exploitation of the wind and waves for energy, and research that may lead to new pharmaceuticals, mining that does not destroy natural habitats and oil production that does not involve spills that cannot be contained.
NOTE: The Cleaner Ocean Foundation operates a leading environmental affairs notice board. This website is owned and published by the educational charity. The views expressed in the articles published on this site may not necessarily reflect those of the Foundation, its trustees or its staff, but are those of the writers of those articles or persons quoted.
The Foundation is a company without share capital with charitable objects. This is confusing to some where the word 'Limited' is used. In this case the limitation applies to liability by way of a trustees guarantee in monies worth. Not having any shares the company may not be traded as other limited companies and so cannot be owned by any appointed director, who merely acts as a trustee in the administration of the charity. The model governing documents were supplied by the Charity Commission.
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.
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