It was important that a not for profit organisation or charity be given a presence at the expo that is aligned with the theme of innovation within the science, technology and engineering fields and therefore have complete synergy with the event. Business Innovation South are delighted that Ocean Saviour have accepted a speaker session.

This pioneering project is the brainchild of Richard W. Roberts and Simon White, founders of who were, like so many of us, left devastated by the incredible BBC Blue Planet series by Sir David Attenborough and produced by James Honeyborne.

Compelled by the need to do something to tackle the extraordinary plight of our oceans, Richard and Simon began throwing around some ideas with some of the world’s top naval architects and yacht designers, in an attempt to look at new ways to bring together existing technologies to tackle the problem.  In a worldwide attack on plastics Ocean Saviour will directly commence the massive undertaking to ensure a cleaner legacy for future generations and officially launched their project at the 2018 Southampton Boatshow.

If you are exhibiting or booked as a visitor make sure you remember to book a place at Richard’s speaker session to get an update on how the project is moving forward and learn more about the 70m tri-deck clean-up vessel working to locate, retrieve and recycle plastic from the ocean to preserve one of our most valuable assets for future generations.