The Ocean Cleanup testing continues



For Ocean Cleanup, 2017 will mark the deployment of the first Ocean Cleanup system: the pilot. Over the last months, while a prototype of the barrier was tested in the North Sea, MARIN performed scale model tests to optimise the computer models of the system.

Watch Ocean Cleanup scale model tests

Earlier in 2015 a first series of scale model tests of the system was performed at MARIN. The main goal was to determine the loads and dynamics of the cleanup barriers when exposed to waves and currents. Results helped to further improve the design, ensuring it will survive and be operable in storm conditions.

Read the most recent Ocean Cleanup's blog.

January 12, 2017
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