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GAC JOINS EYESEA

Dubai-headquartered GAC Group has announced its membership of the maritime pollution reporting and mapping initiative, Eyesea, which uses a smartphone app through which users submit geotagged photographs to report hazards and pollution.

GAC Group recently unveiled its Roadmap to Sustainability, which sets out its commitment to adapt, reduce and mitigate its activities. “Eyesea has developed a simple and effective way for companies involved in the maritime sector to play a critical part in improving the health and conservation of our oceans,” says Neil Godfrey, Group Commercial Director, Shipping. “It was obvious when we were approached by Eyesea that…

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Press from Eyesea’s launch

App to cut maritime pollution launched in Isle of Man. Includes interview with Eyesea Chief Operating Officer Cath Robertshaw.

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Pollution mapping app goes live

The industry-backed Eyesea pollution mapping initiative has gone live following six months of testing onboard commercial ships, recreational boats, and with community volunteers. The Eyesea app is now available on Google Play and in the Apple App stores.

The pollution mapping initiative collects and processes oceanic pollution data, now via the click of a smartphone.

The data is used to build detailed maps and charts available free of charge to governments, clean-up groups, researchers, local authorities and a range of other stakeholders, enabling them to take targeted clean-up action and make evidence-based policy decisions.

Graeme Somerville-Ryan, cofounder of Eyesea, commented: “It’s been quite a voyage over the last six months. Over this time we have received overwhelming support from maritime companies, seafarers, and recreational sailors who see what is going on and who want to help. Our member company fleet continues to grow we are looking at partnerships with yachting and superyacht associations, yacht clubs, tech providers, crew associations, and international clean-up NGOs. The feedback we have received from seafarers and coastal volunteers has been humbling – they all want the same thing and have given us enormous support testing the app.”

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IOMSR: First flag state to partner Eyesea ocean clean up initiative

The Isle of Man Ship Registry (IOMSR) has become the first flag state to formally back the Eyesea initiative, the not for profit organization formed last year to map marine pollution.

The move will see the IOMSR director Cameron Mitchell become an ambassador of Eyesea while the registry, which is home to 10,000 seafarers aboard more than 380 vessels, has become a member. Eyesea aims to tackle pollution of the seas by collecting data in a newly developed app and reporting incidents of oil spills, rubbish and debris to NGOs like Beach Buddies and Government organisations to action clean ups.

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MPC Container Ships Announces Support of Eyesea

MPC Container Ships ASA (“MPCC” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries the “Group”), is pleased to announce its support and membership of the recently launched Eyesea initiative. Eyesea, with the support of the shipping and maritime industry, is developing a maritime pollution reporting and mapping smartphone application through the use of geotagged pictures.

CEO Constantin Baack comments in relation to the announcement “The Eyesea app proposes a simple yet effective way for the broader shipping industry to leverage…

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Shipping industry unites in support of ‘game-changing’ Eyesea plan to map global oceanic pollution for the first time

‘Who’s who’ of maritime leaders, ship managers and owners pledge support for Eyesea’s evidence-based approach to tackling ocean and coastal pollution

Launched officially today, the not-for-profit initiative is developing cutting-edge technology to collect pollution data and build comprehensive maps designed to inform and empower government and NGO environmental efforts

Read the full press release here