OUR OCEANS ARE UNDER THREAT

MAJOR PROJECTS FOUNDATION carries out and supports conservation, research and education around issues of environment, sustainability and preservation affecting Australia, its coral reefs, the Pacific Ocean and its island communities.

MAJOR PROJECTS FOUNDATION carries out and supports conservation, research and education around issues of environment, sustainability and preservation affecting Australia, its coral reefs, the Pacific Ocean and its island communities.

Australia and neighbouring Pacific Island countries and ecosystems face many challenges, that include climate change, pollution, unexploded ordnance and overfishing.

Major Projects Foundation works with organisations and scientists to reduce these risks, supporting multiple projects addressing multiple issues.

Major Projects Foundation purchased MV Ocean Recovery in July 2018 to support critical projects in Australia and the Western Pacific.

Australia and neighbouring Pacific Island countries and ecosystems face many challenges, that include climate change, pollution, unexploded ordnance and overfishing.

Major Projects Foundation works with organisations and scientists to reduce these risks, supporting multiple projects addressing multiple issues.

Major Projects Foundation purchased MV Ocean Recovery in July 2018 to support critical projects in Australia and the Western Pacific.

Here are the challenges

Major Projects Foundation researches and supports these projects

Oil spill

Oil content of wrecks

Sea mine

Explosive remnants of war

Plastic in oceans

Scientific work platform

Training and education

Industry and research partners

Featured story

UnderseaROV visit

Dave and Ian from UnderseaROV visited the ship this week and they didn’t come alone. They brought two of their modified BlueROV2 remotely operated underwater vehicles. Besides being fun to play with, machines like these can be a vital resource for pre-human dive...

Back amongst the waves

After two months on the slip, Ocean Recovery slid back into the water today. With a fresh coat of paint, new anodes and a long list of work completed, she is a big step closer to being ready for environmental work. Volunteer engineer Chris Purkiss explains why ships...

Dry dock

On Monday December 17, 2018 dry docking was an important phase of the ship's preparation for environmental remediation work. Slipping for antifouling, propeller inspection and hull maintenance will ensure her seaworthiness and efficiency.

AlJazeera interview

We were recently featured on AlJazeera!  A diving bell, a decompression chamber, cranes and four anchors are just some of the ship’s features that will assist the Major Projects Foundation in research and action in the Pacific.  Learn more about our Foundation and our...

Welcome aboard!

On Monday July 9, 2018 Captain Bill Fenelon on behalf of Major Projects Foundation took possession of the vessel. Traditional exchange of gifts between former Captain Commander Muzz Kennet and  Bill on behalf of the foundation sealed the deal. A week with the New...

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