"I appreciate TCOP's strong leadership in finding innovative, technological solutions to this ever growing problem, as well as your support for H.R. 1171, the Reauthorization of the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act. Cleaning up the plastic in the Pacific Gyre is a critical piece to this puzzle, and I am proud to have leaders like Nick Drobac and Captain Jim Holm in my district. I look forward to working with you as we continue to spread the message about marine debris."
Airborne Technologies Incorporated has been developing innovative remote sensing and survey solutions for over twenty years. ATI is dedicated to providing the military and scientific communities with flexible and affordable unmanned aircraft, autopilots, and related systems. ATI also provides consulting and training services to UAS developers. http://www.atiak.com
BLEST company in Japan invented and sells machines that turn plastics back into oil using a simple, quick and clean process. These machines can be small enough to fit on a table at home.
The Clipperton Project has invited a group of 20 artists and scientists, from 9 different countries on the three-week journey to this completely isolated French atoll in March 2012 to addresses public disassociation with key social issues by presenting scientific and other relevant information through creative processes. The Clipperton Project uses artistic and scientific collaboration to increase public understanding of social issues, particularly environmental concerns. The project uses Clipperton as a springboard from which to approach challenging debates relating to the issues of international relevance. http://www.clippertonproject.com
Coast Law Group is a community-conscious law firm providing innovative solutions and practical advice to assist clients in achieving their personal goals and business objectives. From the individual to the small business, from the non-profit to the Fortune 500 company, CLG delivers uncompromised legal representation founded upon core values of integrity, efficiency, and aggressive advocacy. http://www.coastlawgroup.com
CODAR Ocean Sensors, Ltd., located in Mountain View, CA, specializes in the research, design, manufacturing and support of high frequency (HF) radar systems primarily for ocean current and wave monitoring. Up to present, CODAR has produced over 80% of all HF radars ever built for ocean measurement, with systems in over 28 countries. Over 100 systems in the U.S. are supplying real-time data to NOAA's Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) for uses that include ocean research, Coast Guard search and rescue, oil spill response and fisheries management. Since the company was established in 1986, CODAR Ocean Sensors has stayed at forefront of the industry by retaining the prominent scientific team inside HF radar field and applying their discoveries towards new product development and superior data quality. CODAR is committed to providing the highest level of customer service and support.
CODAR has partnered with The Clean Oceans Project to provide technical support for current mapping as a possible method for more effective collection of drifting debris. http://www.codar.com
Kelly obtained a bachelor's degree in environmental science with a minor in studio art from Juniata College. Many of her life experiences involve scientific research, the visual arts, or a combination thereof. As a recent graduated of the science illustration program at U.C. Extension Santa Cruz, Kelly is uniting her passions in science and art in hopes of using them to spread scientific knowledge. Her work-related travels have included Yosemite National Park, CA; Homer, AK; and Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. http://www.kellyfinan.com
Konarka manufactures Power Plastic, a thin, flexible, organic solar panel that other business manufacturers build into their products. Their unique solar technology is effective in indirect lighting situations and enables the end user to produce power nearly all day long, even on a vertical surface. The Total Energy Collected from Power Plastic outperforms other solar panels, and delivers solar energy and design freedom to architects, glass manufacturers and others in the building and construction fields. http://www.konarka.com