The first campaign will focus efforts to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch using 3 specialized marine vessels to filter plastic debris and convert it into usable energy.
The Clean Our Oceans Refuge Coalition, (COORC) is a new organization with far reaching aspirations. The mission of COORC is to: bring about awareness to the damaging environmental effects of oceanic pollution and plastic debris, reduce pollution runoff from various streams and rivers that flow to the oceans, reduce the debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and impact pacific islands by offering clean and efficient energy recycled from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
The first campaign COORC will focus its efforts on is to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch using 3 specialized marine vessels to filter plastic debris and convert it into usable energy. Already in development, the first vessel will act as a research center and collection separator, extracting plastic debris from the ocean waters and marine life. Collected debris will then be transferred to Vessel #2 that is in design to convert plastic and biomass into an efficient and clean energy source. Vessel # 3 will be used as a storage tanker delivering energy to the nearby pacific islands. The efforts of numerous researchers, engineers and volunteers will push the COORC campaign into a positive reinforcing feedback loop that aims to make an impact on the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and bring about awareness to oceanic pollution.
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a large mass of accumulating plastic trash floating between Hawaii and California. Research of neustonic plastic in the North Pacific by the National Ocean Atmoshpheric between 1985 -1988 measured high concentrations of marine debris in regions governed by ocean currents. Dubbed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch by numerous media reports, the estimated size of the debris is between 270,000 – 5,800,000 sq mi.