Today's oceans contain 26-66 million tons of waste, with approximately 94% located on the seafloor. So far, collection efforts have focused mostly on surface waste, with only a few local efforts to gather underwater waste, always using human divers. No solution exists that exploits autonomous robots for underwater litter collection; the SeaClear project will develop the first.

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ECO Cleanup action in Dubrovnik

A cleanup action took place on Saturday 19th of September at two of the test sites of the SeaClear project in the Dubrovnik area. We have now footage of the actions and an analysis of the litter that was collected during the actions.

Lokrum island

17 divers took place at this clean up action, and they managed to collect 88 kg of waste within one hour of diving. Most of this was in the form of plastic (80kg), consisting of 615 plastic bottles and 450 different plastic fraction units

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Media mentions for SeaClear

While we are busy with the developments of the SeaClear project, several media outlets have found our vision for cleaner waters appealing and have published stories about the project.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 871295.

The SEACLEAR project spans four years, running from January 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2023.

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