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OCEAN CLEANING INNOVATION - This amazing autonomous boat called "SeaVax", was on display at the Old Billingsgate exhibition centre in London on the 9-10th of November 2015 for Innovate 2015. The stand was especially made for this show with a direction from the organizers that the base should be finished in white. It is possible to tilt the robot vessel so that it is horizontal or vertical. The stand is motorised to revolve at about one revolution every 35 seconds.

 

ROAD SHOW - Although not ready for this year's outing, it is planned to make the stand interactive with audiences as part of a rig intended for road show. We may fit driven wheels in place of the adjustable feet such that the robotic boat and stand combined can give interesting displays, demonstrating the versatility of robotics. The "SeaVax" boat is designed to vacuum plastic waste from the polluted oceans of the world. Not at this scale. This proof of concept model is only 2.2 metres long. The full size vessel is 44 metres long with a suction head some 13.5 metres wide - making it the world's largest vacuum cleaner and a potential Guinness world record holder. Miss Ocean is very proud to be associated with such an ocean friendly project.

 

RECYCLED - The stand was made from 100% recycled steel on a shoe-string budget. The re-engineered machinery is salvaged from everyday conveniences, such as cars and washing machines. Despite the elegant appearance, the stand has an exceptionally low centre of gravity that makes the exhibit rock steady. Chris Close, the project manager, is seen here with the vessel giving you some idea of scale. The stand is nicknamed Nelson's Column and has a base (not shown here) complete with hand carved lions (as per Sir Edwin Landseer) by way of a miniature Trafalgar Square. A tribute to one of the most famous British Admirals: Horatio Nelson.

 

 

UP TO THE 21ST OF MARCH 2016 YOU COULD HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE SEAVAX OCEAN CLEANING PROJECT AT: AVAAZ.ORG   -  PLEASE NOTE THE THIS CALL IS NOW CLOSED, WITH THANKS TO ALL 50,000+ GENEROUS CITIZENS OF PLANET EARTH WHO DONATED. BLUEBIRD MARINE SYSTEMS CONFIRM THAT THEY ARE EXTREMELY GRATEFUL TO ALL WHO GAVE IN SUPPORT OF SEAVAX. THE INVENTORS OF THE SYSTEM HAVE USED YOUR MONEY TO FURTHER DEVELOP THE CONCEPT SUCH AS TO INTEREST GOVERNMENTS, NOG'S AND CORPORATE SPONSORS WHO MAY BE ALIGNED WITH THE AIMS OF THE PROJECT, IN ADDITION TO OTHER FUNDING INITIATIVES.

 

 

Contribute to ocean cleaning with SeaVax

 

 

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EQUALITY - Miss ocean is not a beauty pageant, it is a water sports pageant, where the character and achievement of the contestants is paramount. Being attractive will not be held against you, but we are looking for women with skills who care about the ocean and want to use the competition as an opportunity to do something about the present inaction on the part of most governments.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

INNOVATION - This amazing autonomous boat was on display at the Old Billingsgate exhibition centre in London on the 9-10th of November 2015. The stand was especially made for this show. As you can see it is possible to tilt the robot vessel so that it is almost vertical. The stand is motorised to revolve at about one revolution in half a minute. Although not ready for this year's outing, it is planned to make the stand interactive with audiences and to fit driven wheels such that the robotic boat and stand combined can give interesting displays, demonstrating the versatility of robotics. The boat is designed to vacuum plastic waste from the polluted oceans of the world. Not at this scale. This proof of concept model is only 2.2 metres long. The full size vessel is 44 metres long with a suction head some 13.5 metres wide (44 feet) - making it the world's largest vacuum cleaner. 

 

 

  SeaVax ocean cleaning ship model with Chris Close, project manager

 

PICTURED ABOVE - [LEFT] Christina is helping to organise and develop the Miss Ocean event. Here she is seen beside the propeller of one of the fishing boats on Hastings beach that she relies on to feed her two children. Christina knows that the fish these boats will catch will become more and more toxic as plastic in the ocean increases, potentially harming her family and her children's children in years to come. She is concerned just as much for your family. 

 

INNOVATION - [RIGHT] This amazing autonomous boat called "SeaVax", was on display at the Old Billingsgate exhibition centre in London on the 9-10th of November 2015 for Innovate 2015. The stand was especially made for this show with a direction from the organisers that the base should be finished in white. It is possible to tilt the robot vessel so that it is horizontal or vertical. The stand is motorised to revolve at about one revolution every 35 seconds. 

 

The stand was made from 100% recycled steel on a shoe-string budget. The re-engineered machinery is salvaged from everyday conveniences, such as cars and washing machines. Despite the elegant appearance, the stand has an exceptionally low centre of gravity that makes the exhibit rock steady. Chris Close, the project manager, is seen here with the vessel giving you some idea of scale. The stand is nicknamed Nelson's Column and has a base (not shown here) complete with hand carved lions (as per Sir Edwin Landseer) by way of a miniature Trafalgar Square. A tribute to one of the most famous British Admirals:

 

 

 

 

PICTURED BELOW - "Lucky Lucy" is one of the beach launched fishing fleet at Hastings in East Sussex, England. She was a hard working semi-swath catamaran, that is not used much these days with fish stocks declining. If we don't take immediate action to stop plastics and other waste poisoning our oceans, poor old 'Lucy' won't go to sea anymore. Did you know that Hastings has the largest beach launched fishing fleet in the world? Hastings is famous for its fish and chip shops and the listed fishing net buildings that are also seen higher up the beach. In essence, the whole community was founded on produce from the sea - now a town with a bleak future, apart from tourism.

 

 

Lucky Lucy is not so lucky fishing against declining fish stocks

 

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