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Clear Blue Sea is a Nonprofit 501(c)(3)

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MISSION: Ensure the survival of the marine ecosystem and the health of the maritime economy by removing macro and microplastic debris from our oceans and returning the marine environment back to clear blue seas.

START UP STRATEGY: Secure crowdfunding for the initial design of our Floating Robot for Eliminating Debris (FRED), educational outreach, and technology roadmap. We also will apply for federal, NGO, and philanthropic grants for FRED prototype development. We will optimize our design and develop a small fleet of FREDs for a pilot project in the Pacific Gyre. Based on pilot findings, Clear Blue Sea will commercialize FRED fleets for deployment around the world.

Clear Blue Sea's Startup Projects

Future Projects


Collaborating with Experts
  • Leverage existing research
  • Identify ocean plastics research gaps 
  • Develop FRED requirements for future scientific and economic research
  • Oceanography, chemistry of plastic, 
  • Build an interdisciplinary team
  • Create a network of scientific and business advisors

Build Tabletop Model

Demonstrate Functionality
  • Implement catamaran-based design
  • Construct with existing technologies
  • Establish core engineering team
  • Demonstrate debris collection and storage system
  • Integrate marine solar panels
  • Test prototype performance
  • Utilize for educational and marketing purposes

Design Prototype

Detailed Design of Full Scale FRED
  • Prototype FRED to have full functionality and performance based on engineering trade studies
  • Integrate highly reliable, commercially-available subsystems and componentry
  • Extensively test operational performance against target metrics

Community Outreach

Educate Community
  • Develop educational materials for our website, marine-related conferences, and local schools
  • Prepare White Papers and news articles for publication across stakeholder communities
  • Collaborate with university engineering departments and labs

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