The Sea Cleaners project

Association of General Interest for the Preservation of the Oceans

TAKING ACTION AT SEA

Collecting macro plastic waste in high density areas (coasts, estuaries) before they break down and disappear at the bottom of the oceans where they create a long-lasting pollution.

Our engagments

CLEANING TO PRESERVE OCEANS AND MARINE BIODIVERSITY

Collecting macro plastic waste in high density areas (coasts, estuaries) before they break down and disappear at the bottom of the oceans where they create a long-lasting pollution.

OBSERVE & LEARN

Quantify, qualify, collect data on plastic waste and share them in OPEN DATA to enhance scientific knowledge and increase awareness in the international community.

PREVENT & EDUCATE

Create tools and activities to raise awareness about the necessity to protect the oceans against plastic pollution for local populations.

ACTION FOR HEALTH

The research carried out on board the MANTA will enable better measurement of the risks and impacts of plastic pollution on human health, and the data shared will enable the eradication or reduction of effects resulting from the toxicity of chemical components released during the breakdown of this waste.

 

PROMOTE CIRCULAR ECONOMYPromote the development of entrepreneurial initiatives in the field of collection, recycling and reuse of plastic waste in local economies.

Yvan Bourgnon

Founder of The Sea Cleaners

I first sailed around the world when I was eight with my parents during three years. Later, during the many races I participated to in the world, I was shocked by the amount of plastic waste polluting the seas. Being fully aware of this global catastrophe for our planet I created the association  The Sea Cleaners, in September 2016 to fight ocean plastic pollution.

To face this new challenge I surrounded myself with experts and professionals in this field. We found an innovative solution : LE MANTA which will be the first ever high seas ship capable of collecting and treating massive amount of floating plastic waste in the ocean before they break down.

The ocean became my passion and I made it my profession as sailor. The Oceans are in danger.

We have to face this new challenge of fighting ocean pollution.

Our team

Yvan Bourgnon

Yvan Bourgnon

President - Fonder

 

An engaged team

In order to develop and manage our projects and to take action, I created a team of professionals, experts and partners.

The Staff

Jean-François MIELCAREK
General Manager

Frédéric SILVERT
Chief Technical Officer

David TAIEB
Marketing & Development Manager

Caroline RESMOND
Partnership manager

Nicolas SAINTE-LUCE
Communication Manager

Séverine COTTIN
Communication officer

Antoine RODAT
Community Manager

Nolwenn BROHAN
Partnership & networks

Alice BESNARD
Education program officer

Mireille FIXON
Accountant

The Sea Cleaners Switzerland

Laurent DESHUSSES
President

Geneviève CADEI-MILLOT
Treasurer

Our collaborators

Patrick FABRE
Partnership Expert pollution

Romain SORLIN
Regional delegate south region

Jacques ROUDAUT
Project owner

Gabriel LIBERT
Journalist – editor

Testimonials

I am convinced that The Sea Cleaners is part of the solutions we need to restore the quality of our planet’s environment.
Jean-Michel COUSTEAU

Founder, Ocean Futures Society

On ne peut pas vivre sans la mer

C’est une richesse dont il faut prendre soin. Un bateau qui pourra ramasser les plastiques en mer, ça sera formidable.

Patrick POIVRE D’ARVOR

Reveiller les consciences

Le projet de The Sea Cleaners va permettre de réveiller les consciences en montrant un exemple concret de ramassage des déchets en mer.

Fabienne AMIACH

La mer est notre poumon

Alors oui il faut sauver les océans et ramasser les déchets là où ils sont. Et ça passe aussi par un bateau comme le Manta.

Paul BELMONDO

Aller chercher les plastiques

The Sea Cleaners a un projet technique réfléchi. Le projet du Manta est un bateau qui a du sens.

 Marc PAJOT

Le meilleur de l'humanité

On a les moyens de faire ce qu’il faut et le projet de The Sea Cleaners va dans le bon sens.

Francis JOYON

Trop de plastiques en mer

C’est bien que The Sea Cleaners aille récupérer ces déchets avant qu’ils ne polluent la mer et les animaux.

Karine LIMA

Préserver la mer

La mer est un bel espace qu’il faut préserver et éviter d’avoir des plastiques en mer. Je soutiens ce projet là qui est une machine adaptée capable de contribuer au nettoyage des océans.

Bertrand de BROC

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