Average per day
French and European coastline
In the Mediterranean
THE OCEAN IS OUR CLIENT
8 million tons of plastics and 300,000 tons of hydrocarbons per year discharged into the oceans
Oceans under stress:
- Waste pollution: Cities, stormwater systems and rivers dump their waste into the sea according to the weather and economic activities: the equivalent of 1 garbage truck per minute at the world level.
- Hydrocarbon pollution: 300,000 tons of hydrocarbons spilled into the sea each year. The refuelling of yachts and the emptying of bilge water regularly cause dozens of of hydrocarbon pollution during the summer season.
Surgical masks become "artistic" by aggregating micro-plastics from the oceans ....
The EKKOPOL solution
Just like the land-based garbage collectors, EKKOPOL accompanies you in all your coastal cleaning actions:
Cleaning of floating waste: plants, plastics, hydrocarbons. Collection of waste from boats at anchor
Hydrocarbon clean-up: site preparation, site clean-up, residue treatment.
Animation of conferences, publication of articles, information relay on pollution
Sharing of collected data with scientific laboratories
Regular cleaning with industrial nautical equipment
7 days a week
It is important to collect all of this waste before it sails away in the Oceans. In addition to efforts on land (plastics substitution, recycling), ports and rivers must be cleaned systematically.
Pollution Cleaning Boats
From 6 to 9 meters, the boats chosen by EKKOPOL are clean-up vessels equipped with a patented, unique and innovative technology for the collection of solid and liquid floating waste including hydrocarbons.
The "Admiral" boat has a 250 hp engine that allows it to reach a maximum speed of 19 knots. This allows a fast and safe intervention whatever the conditions.
Cleaning capacities :
Suction capacity: 950m3/h
Liquid waste tank: 2 000 L
Solid waste container: 800 kg
Cleaning speed: 2 knots
Cleaning width : 4 meters
Motor pump : 45m3/h
DPOL, the must-have
The DPOL is a suction pump for floating waste, macro-waste and hydrocarbons.
A powerful pump draws in clear water to create a surface current that allows the waste to be sucked up and stored in a net.
Cleaning capacities :
Suction rate: 26m3/h
Waste storage : 150 L
Operation: Continuous, unmanned
The Jellyfishboat is a marine drone that enables to collect floating waste in inaccessible places: under piers, behind boats, at the bottom of creeks... With an autonomy of several hours and a range of nearly one kilometer, this drone is an ideal complement to perform the finishing touches and ensure a cleanup in every detail. With an autonomy of several hours and a range of nearly one kilometer, this drone is an ideal complement to perform the finishing touches and ensure a cleanup in the smallest details.
The aerial drone, type DJI, allows to extend the observation area of several nautical miles. With an autonomy of 30 minutes and equipped with a high definition 4K camera, this drone can detect floating and grounded plastics as well as oil slicks.
Physical and chemical measurements
The coastline is a complicated area to study because it is influenced by land, human activities, and ocean currents. Using the latest generation of sensors, EKKOPOL can provide in real time a set of data for water quality and composition such as: pH, Salinity, Dissolved O2, Suspended Matter, Temperature,...
An à la carte intervention
Intervention in 1 hour or more
24 hours a day and 7 days a week
Possible subscription to ensure the availability of nautical means and qualified personnel
Through hourly packages chosen according to the intensity of pollution and the size of the water bodies, Ekkopol intervenes on a regular basis to ensure constant depollution.
20, 40 or 80 hours per month.
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Sailors at the service of the oceans
If the climate crisis is known to all, we are still too few to understand the importance of the role of the oceans in our daily lives. If the oceans are sick the Earth will be too, even more so.
We are devastated by all the aggressions that the seas are undergoing.
We are excited by the brotherhood and energy of the Oceans project leaders.
The urgency of the climate crisis calls for "zero tolerance" for ocean pollution.
DOD engineer, Eric spent 7 years at SHOM and 17 years in tech start-ups, either as founder, CFO or director.
A sailor since ever, Geoffroy commanded the oceanographic vessel Beautemps-Beaupré. He was CEO of an industrial SME for 7 years.
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