Where’s Matt

Greenland Climate Project - Baffin Bay, Greenland - Micro Plastics Oceasn Research Project continues its micro plastics research aboard the 42' unstayed Colvin Gazelle schooner Ault, in Baffin Bay and Matt talks about its previous research in 2013-2014.

 

The Ocean Research Project (ORP) sails for science, education and exploration in order to direct the sustainability of the oceans. they serve scientific and academic communities by providing worldwide alternative affordable and environmentally benign oceangoing data collection platforms.

They approach each project like histories great pioneers in ocean exploration, under sail with a small committed team yet outfitted with today’s efficient oceanographic technology. Additionally, they crowdsource key observations through our citizen science program geared toward recreational boaters. They investigate the ocean’s emerging threats with an emphasis on: climate change, ocean acidification, marine debris pollution, and biodiversity population concerns.

Through determination and sacrifice they reach marine environments that may otherwise go unnoticed. Through endurance we conquer.

Accomplishments:

Ocean Research Project’s data collection services support estimates for world marine debris plastic concentrations. Surveyed 20,000 miles of worldwide marine plastic debris +1000 students participated in ORP education activities since 2012

Goals:

Increase ocean research focused on the emerging ocean threats by providing an alternative affordable and environmentally benign data collection platform and offering collaborative research cruises to scientists annually. Expand ORP’s research cruise schedule into fragile and remote marine ecosystems extending into the Southern Hemisphere by operating in both hemispheres during opportune seasonal periods. They aim to empower all to act upon conserving the oceans. They do this through interactive informal education activities coordinated with schools and by developing adventure based audiovisual media.

 

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