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Ghost Net & Marine Debris Film

August 1 2015
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Vanguard Diving & Exploration (VDEx) is working to survey and remove abandoned "ghost" nets from Canadian waters, and share the stories of common citizens working together to help protect the health of our coastal ecosystems.

August 1 2015

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Vanguard Diving & Exploration (VDEx) is raising funds to survey and remove abandoned "ghost" nets from Canadian waters, and share the stories of common citizens working together to help protect the health of our coastal ecosystems.

We are combining the benefits of experienced professional divers with underwater exploration robots from our friends at OpenROV to safely remove ghost nets without causing additional environmental harm.

We are using the latest filming technologies and equipment advances to create an in-depth audience experience that transports you beneath the waves to see for yourself how marine debris is impacting our planet.

So travel with us into the rainforested fjords along the west coast of British Columbia's Vancouver Island to understand what is happening in the world's oceans, and meet the people doing their part to reduce the damage.

You can follow this project on OpenExplorer and VanguardDivers.com

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This is such a good idea. We've talked at length about how the OpenROVs can be retrofitted to be a tool to clean up ghostnets. We should swap stories once you get started.

Awesome David, I'm really looking forward to our next chat and discussing how we can best use the OpenROV for ghost net operations! My partner Bourton Scott is leading our marine debris cleanup projects, and I will get you two introduced so we can all brainstorm together. Thank you for your enthusiasm and support; these are certainly exciting times :)

Cheers,
Zac

Really looking forward to following along with this one. Ghost nets are such a big problem in oceans worldwide -- we need to use all the tools we can get our hands on to help!

Hey guys, are you still working on this? I'm in the greater vancouver area looking to support projects. Let me know!