Turtle Island Restoration Network
Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) is a nonprofit environmental organization based in Marin County, California. Its primary mission is to mobilize people in local communities around the world to protect marine wildlife and the oceans and inland watersheds that sustain them. TIRN and its suite of marine restoration programs (The Sea Turtle Restoration Project, Shark Stewards, The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network, and Got Mercury? ) work to protect endangered marine species, save critical ecosystems, improve consumer choices, encourage government action and inspire corporate responsibility to protect marine wildlife and the wild oceans we rely upon.
Ocean Voyages Institute
Ocean Voyages Institute is a non-profit organization based in Sausalito, California. Its mission is to raise awareness about the importance of ocean conservation and to take action to clean up and protect the global ocean. In 2009, OVI established Project Kaisei, to increase the understanding and the scale of plastic marine debris, its impact on our ocean environment, and how we can introduce solutions for both prevention and clean-up. Using advanced technology, Project Kaisei will test existing technologies to learn if debris collected in the Plastic Vortex can be detoxified and processed into fuel via a patented technology that is now just beginning operations in a number of countries.