EXPEDITION THE CHANNEL 2017
Tuesday August 1 we set sail for The Channel, on the third By the Ocean we Unite sailing expedition for cleaner oceans - thanks to partner ABB you can follow us live!
SAIL WITH US
Sail with us on a Mini Expedition and learn all about plastic pollution while being out(side) on the water - several trips in September!
PLASTIC FACTS
(but we CAN turn the tide)
SCREENINGS
Coming up: several screenings of our short documentary at cool locations. Come and meet us there!

WHO WE ARE

By the Ocean
we Unite

image logo By the Ocean we Unite – by Arlette Beerenfenger

Research, awareness and solutions for cleaner oceans

Plastic pollution has become one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. Worldwide, on average eight billion kilos of plastics end up in our oceans every year – that is 23.000 kilos every single minute(!). Those plastics – ranging from large to microscopically small – cause devastating effects on the environment, animals and possibly ourselves. We no longer want to be on the sidelines.

By the Ocean we Unite is a Dutch foundation with charitable status (ANBI) that contributes to preventing more plastics from ending up in our oceans. Through the organization of a variety of activities – sailing expeditions, lectures, documentaries & more (see below) – we conduct research, create awareness, educate and activate people, organisations and governments to make much needed changes. By joining forces with partners worldwide we increase our outreach and positive impact. Join us on our journey and help protecting our oceans, the animals and ourselves from plastic pollution.

”The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Cousteau

 

“..do something about it, a great begin is to start looking at your own behavior regarding the usage of plastic.” – ambassador Bouwe Bekking

WHAT WE DO

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Sailing expeditions

Conducting scientific research and learning about plastic pollution whilst sailing our beautiful oceans

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Mini Expeditions

One-day sailing expeditions and educational packages for schools

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Company Expeditions

Conducting scientific research and learning about plastic pollution whilst sailing our beautiful oceans

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Education

One-day sailing expeditions and educational packages for schools

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Short docs

Movies to create awareness and promote solutions

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Info Meetings

Informational evenings on our activities

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Sustainable Plastic Island

Making islands more sustainable with a focus on plastics

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Lectures

Book us for a reading on our story and (marine) plastic pollution

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Symposia

Bringing together knowledge, ideas, network and solutions

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Other events

Organization of or involvement with others events centered around plastic pollution

THE MAGNITUDE

OF MARINE PLASTIC POLLUTION

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of marine plastic pollution is currently missing. Possible causes: it has sunk, fragmented into tiny particles or washed up on beaches.*

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the weight of marine plastic pollution may well approach that of all fish in the oceans.*
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tiny plastic particles seafood eaters in Europe ingest every year. Forty to sixty of those particles might be taken up by body tissue.*

*The figures presented here are based on extrapolations and should be viewed with a critical eye, as it is impossible to measure all plastics or fish in the oceans. They however do give a perspective on the sheer size of the marine plastic pollution issue we face today.