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Ocean Quest presents
The Ocean Robotics project

Ocean Quest - Introduction

Ocean Quest - Introduction

Our motivation, our vision and our joy in doing something meaningful.

Our projects in the field of ocean robotics, drones and artificial intelligence

In addition to cleaning up coastal regions and rivers, we support the global fight against climate change.

Help make us a little better known. Or join us.

Ruhige See

Current numbers

About 15 tons of new plastic waste enter the oceans every minute. By 2050, there would be more plastic than fish in the world's oceans (source: WWF). According to the WWF, every human being takes in about 5 milligrams of plastic per week, since humans are at the bottom of the food chain. If you think this is the result of decades of wastage, you are wrong. According to a WWF study, half of all plastic in the seas came from the years after 2000. And 75% of this plastic is already garbage (www.wwf.ch/de/projects)

Plastik verschmutzter Ozean
Meeresverschmutzung
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Our motivation

Significantly less than 5% of the plastic in the world's oceans can be found on the sea surface. The rest can be found at various depths near the coast, on the seabed and mostly inaccessible coastal regions. 

 

With our initiative we want to complement the work of other NGOs who tirelessly clean the beaches, fish the visible part of the plastic from the seas and have started to clean the rivers.

 

Smart solutions from the fields of robotics, AI and satellite evaluations now enable the removal of plastic in the depths of the sea and inaccessible coastal regions on a large scale.

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ghost nets

So-called ghost nets are among the greatest threats to flora and fauna in the oceans. Unrecognizable to animals, they bring only death and suffering.

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This has got to stop!

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Researchers assume that, depending on the species and region, up to 60 percent of whales have plastic in their stomachs! Are particularly badly affected sperm whales, which dive to great depths of several thousand meters to hunt squid (Source: WWF).

Whales, dolphins and sea turtles are also threatened by lost fishing nets, the so-called ghost nets .... every year 300,000 whales and dolphins get tangled in them and die a slow and agonizing death from starvation, exhaustion or suffocation. Ten percent of all plastic waste in the sea consists of such nets and ropes". (Source: WWF)