Expedition Mobula

The SeaCleaners anchors at strategic points
in the fight against plastic pollution
to collaborate with local institutions
by bringing the Mobula 8 technology
and the expertise of the international
scientific committee

Roadmap of the Expedition Mobula :

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MAPP Indonesia
program

The MAPP (Mobula against Plastic Pollution) is a global programme to battle plastic pollution

Working with local authorities, associations and entrepreneurs, The SeaCleaners completes the curative action of the Mobula 8 with a comprehensive field project:
- Waste Collection
- Waste management
- Awareness raising and training of local communities
- Technical assistance to improve the value chain
- Recherche scientifique

The Mobula 8, a multi-collector boat
against ocean pollution

Mobula 8, a versatile and innovative multi-purpose boat for calm waters

  • The Mobula 8 is a boat designed as an autonomous station for waste recovery and cleaning of polluted areas.
  • capable of collecting both floating macro-waste for pollution control purposes and micro-waste for scientific purposes, as well as hydrocarbons.
  • Dedicated to cleaning operations in calm and protected waters - port areas, lake areas, mangroves, rivers, canals and at sea up to 5 miles from the coast.
  • A partnership between The SeaCleaners and the specialized company EFINOR SEA CLEANER.

15 000 m2

surface cleaning capacity per hour

40 cm

cleaning capacity below the surface

4 m

collection range

8 m3

solid waste capacity storage

9,20 m

full length

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Stop the pollution upstream

Limit the influx of microplastics

Collect recoverable waste

Why remove waste in rivers?

Because the fight against plastic at sea starts on land, in the rivers

Rivers are major pathways for plastic waste to reach the ocean. 80% of plastic pollution found at sea comes from land. It is progressively transported to the oceans by rivers, rainwater pipes and sewers.

According to a study published in 2021, about 1,000 rivers account for 80% of riverine plastic emissions to the ocean globally.

Because collecting waste in rivers means reducing microplastics in the oceans

Samples taken around the world show that microplastics (less than 5 mm) are omnipresent in rivers. The fragmentation of plastic waste into small particles therefore begins upstream of the oceans, in rivers and streams. It is an invisible stream of pollution that is particularly harmful to biodiversity that flows into the oceans. The earlier we collect waste, before it degrades, the more we can limit the influx of microplastics.

Because, in rivers, waste is concentrated and more easily collectable

Less degraded by sea water and UV rays than marine waste, it is more easily recovered, whether in material or energy recovery. From the collection of waste in calm inland waters, thanks to the Mobula 8, we can help develop projects that are part of a circular economy model at local level and create jobs.