• Kaisei "Ocean Planet"

    Project Kaisei scientists collect plastic debris samples in the Northern Gyre

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  • Up Drop, a Plastic debris sculpture

    By Aurora Robson

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  • Sailing into the Plastic Vortex

    The Kaisei on it’s way to the Northern Gyre

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  • Scientific Research

    Trawling for plastic in the Northern Gyre

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  • Jellyfish Ingesting Plastic

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Solving a problem starts with knowing that you have one. Project Kaisei vividly shows how discarded plastics are clogging the ocean, causing a major problem for the planet’s vital “blue heart”, entangling marine life and insidiously killing as it accumulates in the food chain, from tiny plankton to great whales. Best of all, the mission highlights hope with ideas for positive action

-Sylvia Earle, National Geographic

Our problems are manmade—therefore, they can be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.

JOHN F. KENNEDY – Commencement Address at American University – June 10, 1963



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Kaisei has visited over 15 countries, crewed by volunteers from over 26 nations.  Learn more . . .



e invite you to join us, not just as a sponsor but as an active partner, to restore our ocean commons. Project Kaisei has created a global following of awareness in the press and the community –  Read more . . . 

First time in the history of the world that things floating in the ocean are not food – plastic particles provide no nutrition AND a toxic coating