PROJECTS

Marine Litter Cleanup

In autumn 2016 the launch of SEEKUH, a special catamaran developed by OEOO for the collection of plastic waste, took place.

Marine Litter Cleanup

In autumn 2016 the launch of SEEKUH, a special catamaran developed by OEOO for the collection of plastic waste, took place.

The research, cleaning and reconnaissance vessel, financed entirely by donations, weighs just under 6 tons and can be dismantled and transported to any place in the world by freight containers. The SEEKUH will be used in Hong Kong Bay in spring 2018 for example. Further cleaning activities are planned in 2018 and 2019 in order to test the concept of “marine litter cleanup” and to pursue it with the planning and implementation of the first SEEELEFANT.

The SEEKUH in the bay of Hong Kong


In the spring of 2018, SEEKUH will be traveling in Hong Kong Bay, heavily polluted with plastic waste.

The SEEKUH in the bay of Hong Kong


In the spring of 2018, SEEKUH will be traveling in Hong Kong Bay, heavily polluted with plastic waste.

For this purpose, it was disassembled in November 2017 in Lübeck, packed in containers and is now shipped by cargo ship to Hong Kong.

International Oil Purification Project in Nigeria 2017

The Niger Delta in Nigeria is one of the most oil-rich areas in Africa, but the landscape is regularly polluted by oil spills on the production facilities and pipelines.

International Oil Purification Project in Nigeria 2017

 

The Niger Delta in Nigeria is one of the most oil-rich areas in Africa, but the landscape is regularly polluted by oil spills on the production facilities and pipelines.

OEOO cleans waters in Nigeria from the immense oil pollution. We want to prove that these can be eliminated with relatively simple means and the support of the people in the area.

After first test projects 2015 and 2016 under the direction of the Nigerian OEOO member Emmanuel Duru on the spot in Nigeria, where we cleaned a limited piece of oil-contaminated water at our own expense with the help of PURE cotton,
there are talks between Nigerian Minister of the Environment and OEOO, the Nigerian environmental activist and alternative Nobel Prize winner,
Nnimmo Bassey and the local authorities.

Invited by Hajiya Amina, the Nigerian Minister of the Environment, OEOO is currently the only NGO that will work on an official oil spill project of the Nigerian government. We are official partners of the Ogono project, a government program for the cleaning of areas in the Niger Delta in 2017. With the clean-up of the environment, jobs and peace can be created on the ground for many years, the lifebase of the people living there can be restored in the long term.

,Microplastic Pollution Map’ in cooperation with shipping companies

In order to contribute to the research into the medium to long-term effects of microplastics on humans and animals, OEOO is engaged in setting up a global database on the levels of pollution in the world’s oceans.

,Microplastic Pollution Map’ in cooperation with shipping companies

In order to contribute to the research into the medium to long-term effects of microplastics on humans and animals, OEOO is engaged in setting up a global database on the levels of pollution in the world’s oceans.

The association has been cooperating since the beginning of 2013 with the container line shipping company OPDR from Hamburg, whose ships travel between Northern Europe and Africa. Water samples from the North Sea, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean are collected regularly and then analyzed by OEOO with an infrared spectrometer to get information about the type and amount of microplastics. OEOO Microbiologist Dr. Rüdiger Stöhr supervises the scientific evaluation. Other shipping companies will soon be involved.

With the collection and analysis of the pollution data, the organization builds up a marine waste map, which can be viewed on the OEOO website. The results are intended to help assess the scale of the problem seriously and thus demand the urgency of national and international solutions.

 

 International Marine Litter Database

The pollution of the water bodies by (plastic) garbage is nowadays also becoming increasingly important in science.

International Marine Litter Database

The pollution of the water bodies by (plastic) garbage is nowadays also becoming increasingly important in science.

OEOO is dedicated to providing information and scientific documentation on plastic waste. In order to provide scientists, environmental organizations, journalists and NGOs with the opportunity to be informed quickly and comprehensively about the research, One Earth – One Ocean has developed a comprehensive international knowledge database on marine waste, which provides online access to several hundred current scientific studies world. The project is supported by Daimler AG.

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