The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization, developing advanced technologies to rid the world's oceans of plastic.

By utilizing the ocean currents to our advantage, our passive drifting systems are estimated to clean up half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years' time.

The Ocean Cleanup is designing and developing the first feasible method to rid the world's oceans of plastic. Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the ocean. A significant percentage of this plastic drifts into large systems of circulating ocean currents, also known as gyres. Once trapped in a gyre, the plastic will break down into microplastics and become increasingly easier to mistake for food by sea life.

Going after it with vessels and nets would be costly, time-consuming, labor-intensive and lead to vast amounts of carbon emission and by-catch. That is why The Ocean Cleanup is developing a passive system, moving with the currents just like the plastic to catch it. The system consists of a 600-meter-long floater that sits at the surface of the water and a tapered 3-meter-deep skirt attached below. The floater provides buoyancy to the system and prevents plastic from flowing over it, while the skirt stops debris from escaping underneath. As the system moves through the water, the plastic continues to collect within the boundaries of the U-shaped system.

By deploying a fleet of systems, The Ocean Cleanup has estimated to be able to remove 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just 5 years' time. The concentrated plastic will be brought back to shore for recycling and sold to B2C companies. The revenue gained will help fund the cleanup expansion to the other four ocean gyres.

In preparation for full-scale deployment, The Ocean Cleanup organized several expeditions to map the plastic pollution problem in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to an unprecedented degree of detail. The team simultaneously advanced its design through a series of scale model tests, including prototypes deployed in the North Sea 2016, 2017 and 2018. The first beta cleanup system was deployed from San Francisco Bay on September 8, being towed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to commence the cleanup.


The Ocean Cleanup Rotterdam, Netherlands
Jan 08, 2020
Full Time
MISSION TO METRICS In order to achieve our mission, we need a strong brand and visual identity to spread our mission. As the Video Editor & Production Assistant, you will support the creative production unit within our Communications team to successfully document The Ocean Cleanup's activities. “We are looking for an ambitious and independent production assistant to edit, shoot, and produce content for The Ocean Cleanup. You will work closely with the Senior Video Producer to help research, coordinate, and execute a wide variety of video content ranging from short to long-form features. The Production Assistant will also be fully responsible for editing and producing social media videos utilizing text and graphics. Professional warning: some level of craziness may be required!”– Joost Dubois, Head of Communications RESPONSIBILITIES Ability to tell a story using text, video, and photographs Maintain and manage large digital assets library and synchronize backups coming in from video shoots around the world Maintain and manage camera equipment inventory Possible travel Oversees production planning and post-production invoicing PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Excellent video editing and color-grading skills using Adobe Premiere Pro Basic knowledge of Adobe After Effects Experience in Adobe CC team workflows Experience shooting with DSLR cameras and audio kits Basic photography skills Basic drone skills are a plus Experience in live video production Good communication and organization skills to be able to license music with record labels Fluent in English, other languages are a plus Able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment Can prioritize and organize daily workload PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS Strong people skills and ability to communicate and work in a team environment Attention to detail Passionate about storytelling Self-motivating Can handle pressure Good with feedback To be considered for this role, your application should include a link to your demo reel.
The Ocean Cleanup Rotterdam, Netherlands
Jan 08, 2020
Full Time
MISSION TO METRICS In order to achieve our mission, The Ocean Cleanup needs to design, develop and deploy offshore cleanup systems that extract plastic out of our oceans. The Program Manager will have succeeded once the program is translated into plans and forecasts, and progress is maintained to reach the project objectives on time and within budget. “We are working in a fun, fast-paced and innovative project environment. We are looking for a hands-on Program Manager who can support the steering of our technical and operational departments with accurate planning and financials. I am looking forward to working with an energetic, knowledgeable organizer who will help bring The Ocean Cleanup into the next phase!” Henk van Dalen, Director Ocean RESPONSIBILITIES The Ocean Cleanup runs complex projects to develop technology to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. The Program Manager shall support the project teams by proactively collecting information and translating this into plans and forecasts; monitor their planning and financial impact, and to steer and coach the teams in order to achieve our objectives. Responsibilities include: Assist project management in maintaining schedules and cost forecasts up to date Proactively translate information into schedules and forecasts, challenging planning input from team members Preparing engineering and procurement schedule and keeping project planning schedules up-to-date, including scope changes, latest progress, delivery information Assist in project contracting: support procurement in RFQ’s, include preliminary estimates in forecasts, follow-up with procurement department, liaise with financial department on compliance and reporting Recognizing and reporting changes in risk profile (technical, operational and financial) Delivering monthly project progress reports – in cooperation with the finance team Systematically, punctually and accurately carrying out the administrative duties involved PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS BSc degree, preferably in engineering (civil engineering, mechanical engineering or offshore engineering) At least 4 years’ experience, preferably including tasks as estimator or planner Experience in a technical organization / project based organization Proven accuracy and administrative skills PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS Curious and proactive Results-driven and self-motivated, even when faced with adversity and setbacks Strong communication skills Service-oriented attitude Able to find structure in complex situations Strong personal integrity Intrinsic motivation to work on our ambitious and meaningful goal
The Ocean Cleanup Rotterdam, Netherlands
Jan 08, 2020
Full Time
MISSION TO METRICS The Ocean Cleanup was practically born on social media, and these channels still play a very important role in our connection to the outside world. We are highly dependent on the support of our community that primarily establishes itself on social media. As the Social Media Manager, your role is to manage The Ocean Cleanup’s presence across all our channels. “Communications as a discipline has a unique and central role at The Ocean Cleanup. Our main task is to oversee the day-to-day management of one of our most important assets: our brand; an attractive promise that is driving funding and buy-in from stakeholders globally. We are looking for top talent to join us in the exciting work to continuously uphold and improve our image. Professional warning: some level of craziness may be required!”– Joost Dubois, Head of Communications. RESPONSIBILITIES As part of the Communications team, you will work alongside our Creative, Community and Stakeholder Manager to execute our strategy on social media. Furthermore, you will improve this strategy based on the specific values of the different social media platforms. You will be responsible for managing our social media content calendar as well as the connected workflows. You will schedule and post (and sometimes create) content and will, together with our creative team, develop and continue to improve our content-strategy based on the way our audience responds. Furthermore, you have a background in image-making and editing and are able to quickly deliver high-quality visual content if needed. Professional warning: some level of craziness may be required!”– Joost Dubois, Head of Communications PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS At least 3-year’ experience in social media management, social media advertising, customer relationship management & Content Management tools At least 3-year’ experience in visual content creation (Near-) native English language skills (including written). Other language skills are a plus PERSONAL QUALITIES Strategic mind and a ‘gets stuff done’ attitude Creative and innovative thinker Decision-maker that is able to adapt and quickly rethink strategy in the heat of the moment Great management (& people) skills Social Media advertising campaign experience. Well acquainted with the ins and outs of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin & YouTube Experience with Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Lightroom, Indesign, Illustrator) Experience in developing a creative workflow for Social Media content Experience working closely with or as part of PR teams Able to involve and work with social media agencies Able to sell our mission Works efficiently and independently Intrinsic motivation to work on our ambitious and meaningful goal
The Ocean Cleanup Rotterdam, Netherlands
Jan 08, 2020
Full Time
MISSION TO METRICS The mission of The Ocean Cleanup is to develop technology to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. You will be responsible for supporting and helping to structure the workload of our Management Team so they can fully focus on our mission. Our work environment is fast-paced and informal which allows you to take a lot of responsibility in your role. I would like to welcome a smart and pragmatic management assistant to be a part of our international team; we look forward to having an energetic, knowledgeable self-starter who will help bring The Ocean Cleanup into the next phase of our project!” – Dieuwertje Ewalts, Chief of Staff RESPONSIBILITIES The Management Assistant will provide support to the Management Team and act as back up to the Executive Assistant to the CEO. The Management Team consists of our CEO, Managing Director, CFO, Director of Operations and is leading our crew to achieve the impossible: ridding the world’s oceans of plastic. Responsibilities include: Planning and scheduling (external) meetings and teleconferences Travel support Maintaining email inboxes Filtering and responding to speaking engagements and events requests Assisting with data entry and CRM database maintenance in Salesforce General administrative support Any ad hoc support PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS At least 3 years of experience as a management assistant Work experience in an international organization Knows how to prioritize and organize daily workload Able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced and changing environment Fluent in English At ease with MS Office and Sharepoint PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS Getting things done and energetic Accuracy and savviness Excellent communication skills Highly organized, well-grounded Results-driven and self-motivated, also in the face of adversity and setbacks Strong personal integrity Intrinsic motivation to work on our ambitious and meaningful goal
The Ocean Cleanup
Jan 08, 2019
Full Time
The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization, developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. By utilizing the ocean currents to our advantage, our passive drifting systems are estimated to clean up half the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 5 years’ time. The Ocean Cleanup is designing and developing the first feasible method to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. Every year, millions of tons of plastic enter the ocean. A significant percentage of this plastic drifts into large systems of circulating ocean currents, also known as gyres. Once trapped in a gyre, the plastic will break down into microplastics and become increasingly easier to mistake for food by sea life. Going after it with vessels and nets would be costly, time-consuming, labor-intensive and lead to vast amounts of carbon emission and by-catch. That is why The Ocean Cleanup is developing a passive system, moving with the currents – just like the plastic – to catch it. The system consists of a 600-meter-long floater that sits at the surface of the water and a tapered 3-meter-deep skirt attached below. The floater provides buoyancy to the system and prevents plastic from flowing over it, while the skirt stops debris from escaping underneath. As the system moves through the water, the plastic continues to collect within the boundaries of the U-shaped system. By deploying a fleet of systems, The Ocean Cleanup has estimated to be able to remove 50% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just 5 years’ time. The concentrated plastic will be brought back to shore for recycling and sold to B2C companies. The revenue gained will help fund the cleanup expansion to the other four ocean gyres. In preparation for full-scale deployment, The Ocean Cleanup organized several expeditions to map the plastic pollution problem in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to an unprecedented degree of detail. The team simultaneously advanced its design through a series of scale model tests, including prototypes deployed in the North Sea 2016, 2017 and 2018. The first beta cleanup system was deployed from San Francisco Bay on September 8, being towed to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to commence the cleanup. Interested in working for this organization? Click Apply and attach your resume so the Climate.Careers team can help match you with upcoming opportunities at The Ocean Cleanup. Pro-tip: To easily apply to multiple roles without having to manually upload your resume each time, we recommend you create a job seeker profile on Climate.Careers. You can easily create an account by clicking the Sign in with LinkedIn option.