sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Rozalia Project Trash Tour

Rozalia Project Trash Tour

'IMG 1664'    James Lyne    Click Here to view large photo

Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean wraps up action/education phase of Trash Tour 2011 of the New England coast.

The first phase of Rozalia Project’s Trash Tour 2011 onboard the sailing research vessel American Promise, was focused on marine debris removal and education. Here are some highlights and statistics from the Trash Tour to date:

2,525 pieces of trash were removed from the surface to the sea floor using an ROV(remotely operated vehicle), sidescan and imaging sonar plus nets
1,047 people participated in Rozalia Project’s programs
32,877 facebook views
479 miles sailed
380’ of rope recovered
Eight derelict lobster traps removed
Five state-of-the-art systems were used to find and recover marine debris from the sea floor: Video Ray ROV, Blueview imaging sonar, Tritech Starfish side scan sonar, Lyyn image enhancement and KCF Smart Tether positioning system
Two Newfoundland dogs became sailors
One historic Herreshoff fisherman anchor recovered

In Boston, MA: The Rozalia Project crew worked with over 407 participants from Courageous Sailing and Boston Community Boating to recover more than 1,758 pieces of trash from Boston Harbor and the Charles River. Boston harbor with strong SW winds brought continuous floating marine debris past American Promise at Courageous Sailing’s dock. The ROV found reefs of beverage cans and plastic cups on the sea and river floor. The large volume of microplastics was a surprise (as they are usually associated with ocean gyres) and Rozalia Project is very excited about this discovery and future plans in Massachusetts Bay.

IMG 1938 -  James Lyne   Click Here to view large photo

In Newport, RI: Hosted by Sail Newport, Rozalia Project and 212 junior sailors made a dent in the beer can mountain under the docks and recovered 8 derelict lobster traps and made a discovery… these traps have been acting as passive trash collectors. Every trap contained an array of cans, bottles, plastic, boat parts and even a golf ball.

In Providence, RI: Rozalia Project teamed up with Providence Community Boating to provide a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program for 127 kids from a Providence summer school program. For many of these kids, ages 11-14, this was their first meaningful interaction with the river and their first opportunity to see underwater, co-pilot an ROV and read an underwater sonar while learning about the effects of trash in the water and doing something about it: they helped remove 166 pieces of trash from the Providence River.

In Oyster Bay: 136 sailors of all ages from The Waterfront Center and Rozalia Project crew found 41 pieces of trash over 2 days. The commercial oyster dredges keep the harbor floor clean of marine debris

In Jamestown: 60 junior sailors at Conanicut Yacht Club cleaned up 16 pieces of marine debris off the seafloor.

In Bristol, RI: Rozalia Project’s crew recovered an historic anchor that is now part of a display in the Herreshoff Museum.

In Clark’s Cove just east of New Bedford: Rozalia Project and 45 junior sailors from New Bedford Community Boating found one plastic bag. Clarks Cove is a superfund site, yet one of the cleanest in terms of marine debris.

The second phase of the Rozalia Project Trash Tour 2011 is focused on marine debris removal and research and begins August 2 in Portsmouth, NH surveying the Isle of Shoals looking for accumulations of derelict fishing gear for the Blue Ocean Society. After the survey, Rozalia Project will turn their attention to focus on microplastic discoveries in Boston harbor and Massachusetts Bay. American Promise will take the weekend of August 20-21 to be part of the celebration of the life of Dodge Morgan held Sunday August 21 at Portland Yacht Services. For the schedule as it evolves, visit the website, blog or the Rozalia Project Facebook page (search Rozalia Project).

This phase of the Trash Tour was made possible by Kilroy Realty Corporation, Boat US Foundation and the American Chemistry Council.

About Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean:
Rozalia Project is a 501(c)(3) non profit whose mission is to find and remove marine debris from the surface to the sea floor through action, technology, outreach and research.

Rozalia Project was founded by Rachael Z. Miller and James Lyne in 2010. Rozalia Project specialise in underwater clean up, using a remotely operated vehicle equipped with video, manipulator arms, positioning system and imaging sonar that can locate and pick up debris and bring it back to the surface. Rozalia Project also utilizes side scan sonar to survey whole areas in order to pinpoint locations to launch the ROV’s and pick up the debris.

Rozalia Project's mothership is the round the world voyager, American Promise. This 60ft sailboat was built for ocean voyages and is the perfect vehicle for marine debris removal and research.

IMG 2145 -  James Lyne   Click Here to view large photo

Rozalia Project website




by James Lyne

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=86466

9:37 PM Wed 27 Jul 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


News - USA and the World

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,






Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia by International Maxi Association,


















America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team by Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz,


Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3 by Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland




2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1 by Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul
























Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery by Ingrid Abery/Sail-World.com,


Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England










Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance
Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here
Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships
RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer
IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Dalton DeVos crowned champion
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Canfield wins
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Crosbie Lorimer Day 1 Images
Fisher's View: Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 - Stayin' Alive
CORK Olympic Classes Regatta 2014 - Day one
Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 2
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland: Artemis sets fourth course record
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds survive as semi-finalists
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Breezy day 4 in Gdynia   
RC44 World Championship - Dramatic improvement for Artemis Racing   
18' Skiff International Regatta - Action begins August 25th   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Challenging conditions arise   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record-breaking monohull victory   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng Race Team finishes third   
RC44 Marstrand World Championship - Bronenosec the star performer   
Bahamian Olympic Sailor to carry flag in honour of Sir Durward Knowles   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Records continue to tumble   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Course Record for Team SCA   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Team Alvimedica completes the race   
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
420 and 470 Junior European Championships - A crazy race day 3   
2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Monohull record smashed   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds take the early lead   
Frostad proud to have seven Volvo Ocean Race boats with seven sponsors *Feature   
RC44 World Championship - Bronenosec Sailing Team on form   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng defends third position   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind emerges into the sunlight   
Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board Team SCA with the   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT