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HYC Virtual Series: The Rozalia Project Friday, 4/9/2021 @7pm

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The HYC Social committee invites you to join us on a virtual call with Ashley Sullivan on Friday April 9th at 7pm Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9731379770

Presentation Title
Rozalia Project, American Promise and Solutions to Marine Debris

Presentation description

Working from a 60-foot Ted Hood-designed sailboat, Ashley Sullivan and her team travel the world in pursuit of three visionary goals: “a clean ocean, a protected ocean, and a thriving ocean.” Sullivan, Executive Director of the nonprofit organization Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean, will give a talk entitled “Rozalia Project and Solutions to Marine Debris” on April 9, 2021. In an action-oriented and optimistic presentation, Sullivan will share Rozalia Project’s programs and the impact of marine debris in the world’s oceans and coastlines, and recommend solutions to restoring ocean health: solutions that range in scale from individual action to broader coalitions.

Rozalia Project seeks to protect and clean the ocean – and enlist the help of others – using innovative technology, solutions-based research, and education including engaging STEM programs for children and teens. Of particular concern is the problem of marine debris in urban and coastal waters, especially where there is urban sprawl. The project’s efforts encompass “the whole water column, from surface to seafloor.”

“We believe that we can clean the ocean and that it will take innovation and action from individuals, cities, organizations and corporations. Every effort to pick up one or two pieces of trash to big scale cleanups will add up and have a big impact” says Sullivan.

The Rozalia Project headquarters is mobile – on board American Promise, which was designed by Ted Hood and was once owned by the late Dodge Morgan. Morgan sailed it singlehanded nonstop around the world in 1985 and eventually donated the boat to the U.S. Rozalia Project purchased American Promise from the Academy and began using the boat as home base in 2011. This makes it possible for the project to operate far from shore for extended periods of time. In addition, guests and interns often join the project team on missions, working side by side with scientists to further ocean health through action and research.


April 9
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Chad Wolfe