World Oceans Day Lecture: The Ocean Cleanup
Wondering how to solve the disaster of floating plastic in the ocean? The Ocean Cleanup project is making history in answering this question. This lecture, hosted by the Chair of History of Architecture and Urban Planning, is organised on the event of World Ocean’s Day 2018. This year’s theme is ‘preventing plastic pollution’.
The Ocean Cleanup is a Delft-based company. The idea has been launched as a prototype in the North Sea in 2016. The first operational system in the North Pacific will be launched in summer 2018. Bruno Sainte-Rose (lead computational modeller The Ocean Cleanup) is responsible for modelling the plastic production of the cleanup systems. In this lecture, he will show how this activity bridges oceanographic modelling, plastic dispersion models, and computational fluid dynamics.
Plastic is a petroleum product. The urgent issue of plastic pollution also transforms to the space of the ocean. The subject ties in with the research on the global petroleumscape and ocean urbanisation, conducted by the Chair of History of Architecture and Urban Planning. The issue of plastic pollution also ties in with research in the departments of Marina and Transport Technology, Civil Engineering, and Geosciences.