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Wings of the Ocean

Wings of the Ocean

Clean-up operation in the Mediterranean aboard the Kraken

DecontaminationSensibilizationProvence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
With 1 €,
Wings of the Ocean finances:
1 m2 depolluted
1,333 €10,000 €
1244 Captains


The seas and oceans are today extremely threatened by plastic pollution.Nearly 10 million tons of waste are dumped there every year, destroying ecosystems.

The Mediterranean Sea, bordered by many countries and fed by several rivers, is particularly hard hit by this pollution. Every year, some 230,000 tonnes of waste end up there, and it now accumulates over one million tonnes of plastic.


Wings of the Ocean has developed a sailing mission, aboard the Kraken, a 42m three-masted ship, with the aim of surveying neighboring Mediterranean coastlines (France, Italy, Spain, North Africa) to preserve them from plastic pollution.

The crew will carry out clean-up operations to preserve local biodiversity, raise awareness of the plastic issue and collect data to feed science and carry out research into plastic pollution. In addition, members of the association will carry out awareness-raising activities for the various publics they meet, in order to bring about a change in behavior.
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Recent result

Since its creation in 2018, Wings of the Ocean has already de-polluted 4,000,000 m2 and collected around 100 tons of waste through more than 700 actions. 

The money will be used for

The funds raised will be used to finance the boat's maintenance, the equipment needed for navigation and the crew's (plant) food.


15,000 kg of waste collected through 80 depollution operations; and 100 awareness-raising actions.
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