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FROM THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF AVAAZ.ORG CROWD FUNDING IN JUNE 2016 WE RECEIVED A GRANT TO ACCELERATE SEAVAX DEVELOPMENT. The funds were accepted to fund core project areas to include the following core objectives: 

 

1. Testing tanks, robotic equipment and experiments advancing the SeaVax project. 

2. Efforts to raise additional required funds to build a SeaVax prototype. 

3. Physical building of a SeaVax hull.

 

FROM JUNE 2016 WE ACHIEVED THE FOLLOWING:

 

MONTH(S)

DIARY ACTION

OBJECTIVE

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JUNE - JULY:

We converted a disused garden area into a small test tank and equipped it with circulation pumps and filters.

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JULY - OCT:

We rebuilt a derelict courtyard to make room for a larger robotics laboratory to help speed up development.

1

AUG - SEPT

We expanded our workshop capacity to make ready for production.

3

AUG - OCT:

We designed an amphibious vehicle to be able to launch and recover the SeaVax cost effectively.

3

SEPT:

We launched SeaVax in our test tank and filtered plastic from the water with our proof of concept model.

1

SEPT - OCT:

We costed and sourced parts for the full size AmphiMax to include welding equipment and a generator.

3

SEPT:

We started working on videos to show how we can do & did it - as a scientific record.

2

OCTOBER:

We sourced robot parts for the 1/20th AmphiMax proof of concept model and began making it.

1

OCTOBER:

We began work on an events/ocean awareness tour bus and support rig.

2

OCTOBER:

From the sites surveyed since April for launch of SeaVax, we decided on the two most practical locations to pursue.

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FROM NOVEMBER 2016 UNTIL APRIL 2017  WE ACHIEVED THE FOLLOWING:

 

MONTH(S)

DIARY ACTION

OBJECTIVE

NOVEMBER:

We continued to develop the SeaVax concept & equip our laboratory & purchased more robot parts

1

DECEMBER:

We joined a European consortium in a bid to fund development through 2017 into 2019

2

JANUARY:

We tailored SeaVax/AmphiMax specifications to fit within H2020 funding limitations

2

FEBRUARY:

A Horizon 2020 application was completed and filed based on revised SeaVax specifications.

2

MARCH:

Negotiations continued for beachfront launch facilities and workshops.

3

MARCH:

Agreements were negotiated for transfer of SeaVax IP to the Cleaner Oceans Foundation.

2

APRIL:

We acquired an AmphiMax diesel and started on making the jig for the launcher frames

3

APRIL:

We improved hosting/conferencing facilities for Horizon partners and visitors to project HQ

2

APRIL:

We began modifying a Jeep for AmphiMax/SeaVax beach hauling duties

3

APRIL:

We completed welding and mechanical servicing and got the VW tour bus starting on the button.

2

APRIL:

One beach front lease interest was agreed with ongoing negotiations with third parties.

3

APRIL:

We acquired solar panels and wind turbines & began solar and wind experiments on a larger scale.

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FROM MAY OF 2017 WE ACHIEVED THE FOLLOWING:

 

MONTH(S)

DIARY ACTION

OBJECTIVE

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MAY:

The tour bus bodywork was shaped and primed ready for painting.

2

MAY:

We cleaned and pumped out and ground walls of the underground tank ready for GRP lining.

1

MAY:

We sorted screeding for robot lab and test tank as necessary improvements for ongoing experiments.

1

MAY:

We booked to attend the European Maritime Day event in Poole.

2

MAY:

We completed accounting from June to April (11 months) ready for objective(s) analysis & progress report.

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MAY:

We started an engine bay (chassis) and fuel system overhaul on the VW tour bus.

2

MAY:

We scouted quoted for vinyl wrapping of the ocean awareness tour wagon.

2

MAY:

We made improvements to the stainless steel test tank gantry for ongoing SeaVax testing.

1

MAY:

We sharp/sand/cement screeded the robot lab (H&S) and test tank (cure leaks) floors 

1

MAY:

The robot lab plywood roof was treated to stop mould

1

MAY:

We installed an EPD layer over the main general (metal) workshop roof

3

MAY:

We filed a project financial report to cover the period June 16 to April 17

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JUNE:

We began the wiring for higher level test tank experiments

1

JUNE:

Beams were installed over the open passageway in preparation for making a covered way in winter 

1

JUNE:

We are making provision to be able to host meetings for Horizon 2020 partners

2

JULY:

We helped COF develop a fund raising strategy for 2018

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AUGUST:

We overhauled our website

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SEPT:

We helped the Foundation fit roofing to the test tank for winter

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OCTOBER:

Volunteers from BMS attended the KTN food security briefing in London

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NOVEMBER:

We covered the EMFF marine litter information day in Brussels

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DECEMBER:

We sorted invoices in date order, copied and prepared spreadsheets for our accountants

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DECEMBER:

We are incorporating video footage from Brussels into a Youtube video

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DECEMBER:

We are helping COF develop a 3D virtual reality ocean experience for their awareness campaign

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DECEMBER:

We are helping COF develop a 2D Ocean Cleanup smart phone game for Android and iOS for Ocean Awareness

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FROM JANUARY 2018 ......

 

MONTH(S)

DIARY ACTION

OBJECTIVE

JANUARY:

Our volunteers will help COF complete the Ocean Awareness tour bus with painting preparations

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FEBRUARY:

Our volunteers will help COF with the tour bus trim and plan a UK tour

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FEBRUARY:

Our volunteers are helping COF to upgrade their water test tank facilities with a gimbal head

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FEBRUARY:

Our volunteers are helping COF to upgrade their robot laboratory with better charging abilities

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FEBRUARY:

A volunteer delegate will attend the DIT Clean Ganga Project event 21st February 2018, London Hilton

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MARCH:

Our volunteers will help COF plan a fund raising strategy not reliant on fading government research grants

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MARCH:

We are booked into Oceanology International 2018 in London

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APRIL:

Our volunteers will improve the AmphiMax caterpillar drives traction arrangement

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MAY:

One of our volunteers attended the European Maritime Day in Burgas, Bulgaria in May of 2018

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SEPT:

Our volunteers attended the Ocean Symposium at Hastings on the 22nd

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SEPT:

One of our volunteers attended the H2020 blue growth & food security briefing event in London 26th

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OCTOBER:

One of our volunteers is to attend the H2020 robotics event in London 25th

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NOVEMBER:

Our volunteers will help fit out a marine biology laboratory starting this month

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FROM JANUARY 2019 ......

 

MONTH(S)

DIARY ACTION

OBJECTIVE

JANUARY:

We are supporting 'Refill' at the Enterprise Centre in Eastbourne, Saturday, 26th 9:30am

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FEBRUARY:

We have a meeting booked with a pair of Eco Engineers for the 14-16th

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MARCH:

Work begins on an upscaled wind turbine mast and boom, with hydraulic actuation and robotic controls

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MAY:

One of our volunteers will attend the European Maritime Day in Lisbon, Portugal in May of 2018 

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THAT IS A LOT OF WORK AND A BIG ACHIEVEMENT IN A RELATIVELY SHORT TIME. WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT CROWD FUNDING SUPPORT AND THE INPUT OF OUR VOLUNTEERS AND SUPPLIERS. A BIG 'THANKYOU' TO ALL.

 

OUR TEAM RELISH THE CHALLENGE AND ARE NOW COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH THE CLEANER OCEANS FOUNDATION TO RAISE TOP-UP FUNDING TO BE ABLE TO KEEP DEVELOPING SEAVAX OCEAN CLEANING TECHNOLOGY  IN 2018 and 2019.

 

WE REALLY MUST EXPRESS OUR DEEPEST GRATITUDE TO ALL OF YOU WHO CONTRIBUTED VIA THE MARCH 2016 CAMPAIGN AND TO THE ORGANIZERS AT AVAAZ WHO GAVE US THIS WONDERFUL BOOST, SO ALLOWING US TO PROGRESS FROM A CONCEPT TO A READY TO BUILD SITUATION INTO 2018.

 

AT TIME OF WRITING WE ARE NOT FUNDED BY THE UK OR ANY OTHER GOVERNMENT, THOUGH WOULD WELCOME SUPPORT. WE MAY EXPAND OUR SEARCH FOR BACKING TO INCLUDE RESPONSIBLE CORPORATIONS WHO MIGHT LIKE TO JOIN WITH US IN THIS IMPORTANT WORK AS ASSOCIATES OR PROJECT PARTNERS. PLEASE HELP US IF YOU CAN BY CONTACTING US TO SEE IF WE CAN WORK TOGETHER.

 

 

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