The demonstration vessel seen below is our 'Proof of Concept' boat that shows we can harvest plastic and other waste from the 5 garbage Gyres in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans and (via third parties) recycle that waste into clean diesel fuel for shipping and new plastic products. Anything we can build small, we can scale up. We are seeking assistance with funding to proceed from Phase II to Phase III and construct a full size 44m (140ft) prototype ship. We are still scouting for our launch site and having built a test tank, and nearing completion of our robot development lab, we need to run a series of tests on SeaVax and the launch and recovery sequence with a 1/20th scale model of the AmphiMax, details of which you can see on our active timetable page.
THE FUTURE OF OCEAN CLEANING - SeaVax shreds fishing nets to help stop marine mammals suffering. A modification of the SeaVax could cleanse river water without adding to climate change. This clean-tech could improve social conditions in India manyfold, by targeting hotspots and the mouth of the great river, before the water exits into the Bay of Bengal and the Indian Ocean.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Typically, a boat like this would need to be built in a shipyard, but we've had to develop a modular system to eliminate the overheads that come with conventional ship building. In working this plan through we've catered for periodic haul outs and other servicing such as antifouling. Our aim is to assemble the SeaVax for as little as possible, so making ocean plastic cleanup operations more cost effective. We also wanted third parties in developing regions to benefit from cleaner fishing grounds, where the route to this is to allow SeaVax to be built locally under supervision by way of international cooperation.
OUR SOLUTION is a self propelled production jig (SPPJ) that could double as a launch vehicle. Having conceived the SPPJ we then conducted a feasibility (financial) study and found that we'd recover the cost of this rig twice over in the savings made on assembling just one modular SeaVax design. As more SeaVax are assembled and launched, the savings multiply - at this point we named the SPPJ the AmphiMax. We are presently looking for suitable beaches to effect our first launch. We need a beach that is isolated and unsuitable for development, where wildlife will be unaffected if we launch once or twice a year. If you know of such a beach that we might borrow, hire or buy, please let us know?
HOW THE TECHNOLOGY WORKS - MOST POPULAR QUESTIONS & ANSWERS MARCH 2016 :
1. SEAVAX AVOIDS FISH & PLANKTON - It can see ahead underwater, adjust parameters selectively to target microplastics in a plastic soup, or shut down if necessary to protect marine life, until it is safe to resume cleanup operations.
5. FACTORY SHIPS - Harvested waste might be treated at sea on dedicated vessels, then sent to factories for new products.
6. OIL RECOVERY - SeaVax ocean cleaning dustcarts could be diverted to major oil spills for emergency recovery.
UP TO THE 21ST OF MARCH YOU COULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO OUR PROJECT AT: AVAAZ.ORG THIS CALL CLOSED HAVING ACHIEVED OVER 50,000 DONATIONS IN TWO WEEKS. IN JUNE WE RECEIVED OUR GRANT. THANKYOU, THANKYOU.
YOU MAY BE WONDERING WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED SINCE JUNE 2016? WELL:
JUNE - JULY: WE CONVERTED A DISUSED GARDEN AREA INTO A SMALL TEST TANK AND EQUIPPED IT WITH CIRCULATION PUMPS AND FILTERS.
JULY - OCTOBER: WE REBUILT A DERELICT COURTYARD TO MAKE ROOM FOR A SMALL ROBOTICS LABORATORY.
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER: WE EXPANDED OUR STORAGE AND WORKSHOP CAPACITY TO MAKE READY FOR PRODUCTION.
SEPTEMBER: WE LAUNCHED SEAVAX IN OUR TEST TANK AND FILTERED PLASTIC FROM THE WATER WITH OUR PROOF OF CONCEPT MODEL.
AUGUST - OCTOBER: WE DESIGNED A GIANT AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE TO BE ABLE TO LAUNCH AND RECOVER THE SEAVAX COST EFFECTIVELY.
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER: WE COSTED AND SOURCED PARTS FOR THE FULL SIZE AMPHIMAX, TO INCLUDE WELDING EQUIPMENT AND A GENERATOR.
SEPTEMBER: WE STARTED WORKING ON VIDEOS TO SHOW HOW WE CAN DO IT.
OCTOBER: WE SOURCED PARTS FOR THE 1/20th AMPHIMAX PROOF OF CONCEPT MODEL AND BEGAN MAKING IT.
OCTOBER: - WE BEGAN WORK ON OUR EVENT TOUR BUS.
THAT IS A LOT OF WORK AND A BIG ACHIEVEMENT IN A SHORT TIME. WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOUR SUPPORT. WE RELISH THE CHALLENGE AND HOPE TO RAISE TOP-UP FUNDING TO BE ABLE TO KEEP UP THIS CRACKING PACE.
WE REALLY MUST EXPRESS OUR DEEPEST GRATITUDE TO ALL OF YOU WHO CONTRIBUTED VIA THE MARCH 2016 CAMPAIGN AND TO THE ORGANIZERS AT AVAAZ WHO SET THE WHEELS IN MOTION.
WE ARE NOT FUNDED BY THE UK OR ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT. WE ARE NOW EXPANDING OUR SEARCH FOR BACKING TO INCLUDE RESPONSIBLE CORPORATIONS WHO MIGHT LIKE TO JOIN WITH US IN THIS IMPORTANT WORK AS ASSOCIATES OR PROJECT PARTNERS. PLEASE HELP US IF YOU CAN.
Are you worried about the plastic waste that is poisoning our oceans? If so, you are in good company - so are many heads of state. BMS is pioneering the quickest potential CleanUp Solution (5-10 years) and is now seeking support to develop. Please read use the links above and below to see why you cannot afford not to help SeaVax hit the water.
With 7 billion+ of us on the planet, we depend on the ocean for food. Sustainable fish supplies may be a thing of the past if we do not act to rid our seas of toxic plastic waste, halt over-fishing and tackle climate change. Can you afford not to invest in SeaVax?
YOU CAN'T JUST FLUSH THE OCEANS - PLASTIC WASTE IS KILLING FISH AND DROWNING MARINE MAMMALS
Our research offers a potential blue growth solution where none exists at the moment. The ocean is the 7th largest economy valued @ $24 trillion, yielding $2.5 trillion annually, but it's going downhill fast according to a WWF report published in April of 2015 - marine life has declined by 39% since 1970 - that is a 0.85% fall per year with no sign of slowing. Another report in January 2016 reveals that there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish by 2050. Using a multi-pronged attack, the trend could be reversed if we act now. See our show stand at Innovate 2015 above and follow us through 2016 into 2017 as we steer a course to production. Can you afford not to help us get a SeaVax demonstrator in the water?
LAUNCH VEHICLE - By keeping the SeaVax™ design modular, we can assemble the craft on a large self-propelled production rig using a mobile 30 ton crane almost anywhere in the world, and so save a fortune in production costs. Even better, we can launch and recover the SeaVax with this versatile rig because it is amphibious and moves on caterpillar tracked bogies. All we need now is to find a suitable second-user crane and a bit more funding and we can build the AmphiMax. Once we have the AmphiMax, we can build the SeaVax. This SPPJ is an essential production tool. It's a bit like the Ford model 'T', the car was a clever design, but the production line that built it was genius.
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