KNVTS Afdeling Amsterdam
Wednesday November 18th, 2020
This lecture will be given in English.
Speaker: Jasper van Eijk, Project Engineer at The Ocean Cleanup
Rivers are the main source of ocean plastic pollution. They are the arteries that carry waste from land to the ocean. Our research found that 1000 rivers are responsible for roughly 80% of the pollution.
To rid the oceans of plastic, we need to not only clean up what is already out there, but also stop new plastic from entering the ocean: we need to close the tap. Working together with government leaders and private corporations, our goal is to tackle these 1000 most polluting rivers, all over the world, by 2025.
The Interceptor is The Ocean Cleanup’s answer for river plastic waste. It is the first scalable solution to prevent plastic from entering the world’s oceans from rivers.
It is 100% solar-powered, extracts plastic autonomously, and is capable of operating in the majority of the world’s most polluting rivers.
With an hands-on approach, and maritime technology background, my job is to design, build and deploy Interceptors. By doing rapid iterations, we are continuous improving our concept. On Wednesday 22 April, I will give a lecture wherein I will explain about The Ocean Cleanup’s River project, and the Development of, the Interceptor. After, I am open to for all questions.
YouTube video of me installing the Malaysian Interceptor on the Klang river; click here!
This lecture will be given in form of a webinar. For the second time, KNVTS Amsterdam will team up with Youngship Rotterdam for the organisation of the lecture. More information will follow on the website.
Registration for the lecture can be done till the 17th of November.
You can register by sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org