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Creating a coalition for change

Creating a coalition for change

Creating a Coalition For ChangeHorizons Article - Potentially Polluting Wrecks: Defusing The Ticking Timebomb...Original news story on Lloyd's Register Foundation website:...

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ABC News – Shipwreck Pollution

ABC News – Shipwreck Pollution

ABC News - Shipwreck PollutionABC News reports on the shipwreck threat in the Pacific Islands...Original news story on ABC website: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-09-08/fears-world-war-ii-shipwrecks-leaking-oil-into/102833126Thousands of World War II shipwrecks lie...

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Partnership with Marinas Guardian

Partnership with Marinas Guardian

Partnership with Marinas GuardianMajor Projects Foundation and Marinas Guardian are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two organisations partner on a variety of projects to address the issue of Potentially Polluting...

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Survey of the I-124 Submarine

Survey of the I-124 Submarine

Successful survey of I-124 SubmarineWe are hugely proud to have successfully completed the first archaeological survey (and first dives in over 38 years!) of the I-124 Japanese Submarine for the Northern Territory Government Dept of Territory Families, Housing and...

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Rio de Janeiro Maru

Rio de Janeiro Maru

Partnership with Marinas Guardian The Major Projects Foundation is researching many wrecks. This is the story of just one... Rio de Janeiro Maru was one of two oil-powered ships built in 1926 for Osaka Shosen K. K. (known today as Mitsui OSK) for their Round the World...

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Potentially Polluting Wrecks around the world

Potentially Polluting Wrecks around the world

POTENTIALLY POLLUTION WRECKS AROUND THE WORLD Did you know it’s not just historic shipwrecks that leak oil!?! In 2013 the cruise ship MS Sea Diamond sank off the picturesque Greek Island of Santorini. Although 150,000 litres of oil was pumped out, today the wreck...

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Awei Bainivalu – Research Update

Awei Bainivalu – Research Update

Fijian microbiologist Awei Bainivalu is conducting ground-breaking bioremediation research, which aims to use these organisms to clean up oil spills naturally. She is studying bacteria which have been discovered in oil collected by Major Projects Foundation volunteers...

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Newsletter – June 2020

Newsletter – June 2020

Welcome to Major Projects Foundation's e-newsletter. We hope you enjoy this new way to stay informed about the big things happening in our organisation. DGR Status  After many months of work the Major Projects Foundation is now recognised by the Australian tax...

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Research Update May 2020

Research Update May 2020

Matt Carter details one MPF's high priority wrecks in this video.A word from our Research Director. Dr Matt Carter.Firstly everyone at MPF would like to congratulate Matt on completing his PhD thesis. He is now officially a Dr!While many of us involved with MPF have...

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