Expanding our horizon

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.

Winston Churchill’s quote describes the spirit that has driven The SeaCleaners over the past two years, which have been marked by an unprecedented global health crisis and profound economic, political and social turmoil.

The last 24 months have forced us to radically reinvent the way we fulfill our missions: no more events and festivals to reach out to the public and raise awareness. No more professional meetings to present the MANTA. No more friendly moments with our volunteers, so essential to build our actions in the field and engage new supporters.

Throughout this period, our compass has been the constant adaptation to circumstances and events. And, finally, a look in the rear-view mirror shows that this unprecedented period has made us evolve, grow and broaden our horizons.

2021 has been an overactive year for The SeaCleaners. We have continued to expand on new fronts in order to answer one single question: “Where should we focus our efforts to most effectively combat plastic pollution?” The answer has been many:

All these missions are now part of the DNA of the association. See in video

In 2022, we will continue to grow this DNA with its multiplied ambition, through : 

These last two points, financial and technical, allow us to foresee a start of construction of the MANTA at the end of 2023, which implies a postponement of its launch to the second half of 2025. The 18 months of COVID during which the search for funds was slowed down have in fact delayed us by one year on the initial financial schedule. The guarantee of being followed by a banking partner allows us to approach these next steps with confidence.

With the support of its partners, The SeaCleaners has undergone an incredible transformation over the past few months. Our missions have expanded and our ambition has grown: to have a visible positive impact on the protection of the oceans, but also on their restoration and the repair of past damage. The task is immense and may discourage some. But not us! Our mobilization is stronger than ever, stimulated by this positive outlook. Thank you all for your support!