The Ticking Time-Bomb of WWII-era Shipwrecks

The Ticking Time-Bomb of WWII-era Shipwrecks

The Major Projects Foundation is working against the clock to research and prevent world war II shipwrecks from leaking oil into fragile marine ecosystems. Determining which shipwrecks pose the greatest risk to the oceans—and getting to them before they leak—is a...
MOU media event

MOU media event

MOU MEDIA EVENT On May 23 Major Projects Foundation formalised its partnership with The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and The Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) at the University of Newcastle. The signing of a...
UnderseaROV visit

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

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...