Month: July 2017

The Ocean Cleanup Survey and the Panama Posse

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We have reached out to The Ocean Cleanup to see if the Panama Posse could help with measuring plastic pollution along the route. Francesco F. Ferrari, the Ocean Cleanup’s Lab Coordinator & Environmental Researcher has recommended that we use their free survey App to collect important data which can later be transformed in concentration and total load of plastic in the Pacific coastal areas as part of their study. Is a simple tool for daytime use and it can capture information, without having to deploy a trolling sampling tool (like the manta). Below are the links (for android and IOS) where you can download it, but it is also available on Google Play and iTunes. This is of course voluntary and on a per vessel basis. For Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.theoceancleanup.surveyapp For iphone https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-ocean-cleanup-survey-app/id999527436?mt=8 Warm regards, Dietmar – one of the posse (more…)

Media and Outreach

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Dear Posse, Just a quick note to let you know that our media outreach is progressing nicely – we just got cross-posted on BW Sailing. http://www.bwsailing.com/cc/tag/panama-posse/ We have also been contacted by the Maritime Association of Panama and they want to help us upon arrival. Stay tuned and I encourage you to promote the Panama Posse to your fellow sailors and marinas. If you need the one page flyer to post with your local (or former) marina, please let us know. Notice of a rally (PDF) for printing Warm regards Dietmar, one of the posse (more…)