Marine Animal Entanglement Rescue Research Boat

Marine Animal Entanglement Rescue Research Boat

£15,006

raised of £80,000 target

48

supporters
18% 9 days left

Our new boat will prevent entanglements, rescue entangled animals, trawl for micro-plastics and research ocean pollution.

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup are one of the world’s leading ocean cleanup non-profits. We help keep the oceans clean, protect marine wildlife, provide free educational resources and support the development of innovative technologies. Big Blue Ocean Cleanup inspires every generation to take action and protect our blue planet.

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We need to act now... Help us end ocean pollution today.

Plastic waste flowing into the oceans is expected to nearly triple in volume in the next 20 years, while efforts to stem the tide have so far made barely a dent in the tsunami of waste, research shows.

More than 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals die from plastic pollution every year. 100% of baby sea turtles have plastic in their stomachs.

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Our Vision and Mission

Our vision: We envision healthy oceans in which humanity is forever committed to caring for and appreciating our blue planet, our global marine biodiversity, for the long-term benefit of people and all life on Earth. Our Mission: To drive positive change towards clean oceans that support all marine wildlife and sustainable living.

Our Boat

The boat is a 41 foot ECO wind powered catamaran with solar panels. The boat will be MCA safety coded by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Small Commercial Vessel and Pilot Boat Code of Practice. The boat will be prepared and equipped to conform with the MCA Code of Practice MGN280.

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How we plan to spend the money raised

Our boat purchase cost is £80,000 and extra funding will be spent on MCA safety coding, HydroBios micro-plastic trawl equipment, solar power installation and ghost fishing net recovery equipment to prevent marine animal entanglements.

100% of all money raised will be spent on our marine animal entanglement rescue and research boat. We even have reward opportunities to spend the day with the Big Blue Ocean Cleanup team to trawl for micro-plastic, protect marine wildlife and recover ghost fishing nets to prevent animal entanglement.

Scientific Research

Our scientific research programme provides data on marine plastic pollution and raise awareness on this important issue. The data we collect is used by businesses, governments, universities and individuals to help stop ocean pollution.

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Media Exposure

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup has been featured on BBC, Forbes, Channel 4, The Guardian, Spotify, The Telegraph, SKY News, ITV, The Independent, The Daily Mail and most recently with Zac Efron on the Discovery Channel.

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Despite all this amazing media, the race is now on to raise £80k of our £180k overall target which will enable us to prevent entanglements, rescue entangled animals, trawl for micro-plastics and research ocean pollution.

Coastal Cleanups

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup's ambassador network runs coastal cleanups all over the world. We support thousands of ambassadors with the equipment needed to keep the places we love clean. Our Coastal Cleanup program provides a fun and easy way to volunteer and engage with our mission to protect our oceans and marine wildlife.

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Marine Entanglements

Entanglement of marine life is a global problem that results in the death of hundreds of thousands of marine animals and sea turtles worldwide every year. Entangled animals may drown or starve because they are restricted by fishing gear, or they may suffer physical trauma and infections from the gear cutting into their flesh.

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How you can help

You can support us by purchasing a reward, making a donation or setting up a fundraising page. We must act together now, to prevent ocean pollution and protect the marine wildlife that we love. Please share our page with your friends and family who also care about protecting our blue planet.

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Big Blue Ocean Cleanup is demonstrating their commitment to good fundraising practice. We have committed to follow the Code of Fundraising Practice and the Fundraising Promise.

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

Big Blue T-Shirt, Big Flag and a Beach Clean Kit.

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup 100% cotton ECO T-Shirt, official big flag (5 x 3 foot), reusable cleanup sack and a pair of gloves.

£15 or more

Beach Clean Kit

We will send you an official Big Blue Ocean Cleanup reusable sack and a pair of gloves so you can run your own mini cleanup event!

£25 or more

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup T-Shirt

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup 100% cotton ECO T-Shirt.

£35 or more

Big Blue Ocean Cleanup Flag

Official Big Blue Ocean Cleanup Flag (5 x 3 foot)!

£250 or more

Ocean Protection Project

• Full use of the Big Blue Ocean Cleanup logos • Access to Big Blue Ocean Cleanup photography and videos • Posts on our social channels announcing your support • Your logo and link added to our website • Equipment for your own company cleanup • Certification of membership to the Ocean Protection Project • Full collaboration with your marketing team • Official Press Pack

£500 or more

Day On-board the Boat

Join the Big Blue Ocean Cleanup team on-board the boat and help us prevent entanglements, rescue entangled animals, trawl for micro-plastics and research ocean pollution.

£1,495 or more

Corporate Partner

• Your logo and link on our website • Social media integration • Press Release on our website • Company cleanup event for your team • Professional photography, drone and video of your event • Full use of Big Blue Ocean Cleanup logos for commercial use • Full use of Big Blue Ocean Cleanup logo on your products • Certification of Boat Sponsorship • Full collaboration with your marketing team

£10,000 or more

Branded Boat Sponsorship

• Your logo on hull of boat • Your logo and link on our website • Social media integration • Press Release on our website • Company cleanup event for your employees • Professional photography, drone and video of your event • Full use of Big Blue Ocean Cleanup logos for commercial use • Full use of Big Blue Ocean Cleanup logo on your products • Certification of Boat Sponsorship • Full collaboration with your marketing team

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