Goals and Outcomes

  • Significant benefit to society

    Significant benefit to society in terms of education, large scale environmental awareness, and increased knowledge of the importance of our ocean.

  • Valid information

    Valid information on the scope and status of the North Pacific Gyre to help focus education efforts and research to address marine debris at sea.

  • Education on environmental

    Education on environmental and health issues that result from the research conducted by Project Kaisei.

  • Awareness building

    Awareness building about restoring the health of marine life and fisheries.

  • Possible new solutions for the debris problem

    Test treatment technologies and processes, possible clean-up strategies within the gyre, improved land-based recycling programs, improved legislation (land/sea).

  • Increased awareness of individual responsibility

    The products which we consume and how we handle those wastes.

  • Increased participation

    Increased participation from the private sector and civil society in expanded environmental projects and community campaigns, spurred on and inspired by Project Kaisei.

Watch the movie for initial results from the SEAPLEX and Kaisei Mission, August 2009