We are currently preparing for the upcoming Pacific cleanup trials, by finalizing our engineering, making operational preparations and conducting subsystem tests. The North Pacific cleanup trials are set to start in late 2017. Hence, our system is currently designed for circulating ocean currents, not for coastal areas, seas, and rivers.
However, “closing the tap” is of importance as well in order to make our ocean cleanup efforts more lasting. We are therefore considering spin-off systems for coastal areas and rivers that would intercept plastic before it reaches the ocean.