Plastic Collection Concept: From Feasibility to Pilot

Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

PGS needs funding and partners for a full-scale pilot test in 2019. Each year, eight million tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans - equivalent to dumping the contents of one garbage truck into the sea every minute. Could PGS seismic vessels help to clean it up? In 2017, PGS launched a concept for collecting plastics at sea. A 2018 feasibility study concluded that the concept may be valuable in certain areas and seasons when plastic densities are high. Engineering tests are underway. Get in touch if you want to participate as a funding partner, to carry out scientific research, or building the technology solution.

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