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Latest Video out now!

Our Co-Founder Ellie has been surveying in the Galapagos Archipelago as part of a major mission to make the islands plastic-free. 


The Guardian have published this great short film about our work in the Galapagos. Please watch and share, and send us any comments or questions you have. Thanks for watching!

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28th - 31st May

AI for Good Global Summit

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Geneva, Switzerland

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28th - 31st May

AI for Good Global Summit

We are delighted to be speaking at this year's AI for Good Summit, a technology conference bringing together industry specialists from around the world to work towards the SDGs, connecting AI innovators with problem owners for sustainable development.


The AI for Good Global Summit is THE leading United Nations platform for global and inclusive dialogue on AI. 


https://aiforgood.itu.int/

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Geneva, Switzerland

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Guardian Documentary

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Guardian Documentary

Check out this documentary by the Guardian showcasing our work in the Galapagos!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS8IBxi2xJE&lc=Ugz10J21eyLxWY4qZDN4AaABAg 

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Technology-driven impact venture driving change with data

We offer a complete solution to identifying, reducing and measuring the impact of material pollution. 

We provide the missing information...to help you solve the problem. 

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THE PROBLEM...

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10 million tonnes...

This is how much plastic waste is entering our oceans every year - from mismanagement of trash, littering, fishing, and microplastic pollution of waste water. The total volume of plastic currently in our oceans is equal to 10 bags per foot of coastline. 

And the problem is getting worse - by 2025, it is estimated there will be 100 bags per foot of coastline.


The impact on wildlife, human health and the environment is devastating, wide-reaching and well-documented.

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But...99% is MISSING

There is a specific problem - we don't know what happens to all that plastic pollution after it enters the oceans. Only 1% is visible and traceable on the ocean surface. The rest? We have no idea where it is ending up - on the seafloor, in the deep water, in animals' stomachs, on the coastlines... how far around the planet does it travel? How long does it stay on the beaches? How quickly do cleaned beaches become re-polluted? It's all a mystery.

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Without knowledge, we are stuck...

Without detailed information about the type, distribution, rate of spread and location of plastic pollution, the problem is impossible to solve. 

All our clean up efforts will be futile if we don't know the source, or if we are targetting the wrong places. Without guidance, we are deploying all our manpower, legislation and money inefficiently. 


 Meanwhile, millions of species are at risk, and shipping and fishing  industries are losing trillions of dollars in damages. 


Just like treating a cancer, we have to identify the specifics, so we can prescribe a targeted, tailored treatment, and have the best chances of long-term success.

our mission...

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Our mission is to map the distribution of litter on local and global scales to better understand its sources and harmful impacts, and to apply this knowledge to educate and affect change, to reduce and ultimately prevent the havoc wrought on our oceans and its life by litter and plastic waste. 

With Knowledge, We Can...

our solution - A COMPLETE, COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH...

MAPPING THE MISSING 99%

We use the latest in data scanning technology, drone surveying and machine learning to gather robust, scientifically accurate data of material pollution around the world.

IDENTIFYING TRENDS

                                                                               Our scaleable approach allows us to compare local and global regions, building up a detailed and accurate heatmap of the worst affeced areas and their change over time.

TARGETING HOTSPOTS

                                                                         With our heatmaps, we can advise on where to direct clean-up and prevention resources more efficiently than ever before - saving thousands of hours of manpower.

INFORMING, EDUCATING AND OUTREACH

Our international charitable branches incorporate local capacity building, educational outreach and public engagement to enhance stakeholder support and stimulate community behaviour change.

POLICY AND LEGISLATION CHANGE

Our data is objective, detailed and scientifically robust - a critical persuasive tool for implementing policy and legislation to encourage and support permanent change. 

IMPACT MEASUREMENT

                                                                     Regular monitoring allows us to demonstrate measurable impact, prove results and justify continued or repeat investment in successful projects.

OUR SERVICES...

project based or subscription

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tailored and comprehensive

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impartial and trusted

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What We Do...

WE DETECT

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Aerial data mapping by our highly skilled survey pilots 

WE ANALYSE

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 Robust scientific analysis using our tailored machine learning software 

WE ADVISE

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 Professional consultancy with our friendly & experienced team 

“Resolving the fate of the missing plastic debris is of fundamental importance to determine the nature and significance of the impacts of plastic pollution in the ocean.”

Cozar et al, Plastic Debris in the open ocean (2014) PNAS, Vol. 111 

who we are...

With passion, we create...

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Ellipsis’ founders and supporters believe it should be possible to coexist with the natural world without causing irreparable damage, and that mankind should utilise the same advanced intelligence with which it created our global problems, to solve them.


 We are passionate about restoring our oceans and wildlife to their natural states by combatting the current pollution crisis with science, technology, and collaboration at all scales and from all peoples.


The team founded Ellipsis on our conviction that our access to innovative solutions and our unique expertise can allow us to complete the missing link between the challenge and its treatment.

Ellie Mackay...

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 CO-FOUNDER


Ellie is a drone pilot, filmmaker, scientist and environmental activist who has worked in the environmental charity and consultancy space for several years. She is passionate about changing the way we think about pollution, using storytelling and optimism alongside scientific data to inspire and encourage widescale behavioural change, and systemic waste management revolution.

Elodie Terrier...

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CO-FOUNDER

 

Elodie is an experienced business leader with track records in leading operations and strategic projects, and experience in impact entrepreneurship in the environmental sector. She is passionate about preserving our oceans and wildlife, and is excited to develop a purpose-driven venture where she can bring together influential stakeholders to create meaningful lasting impact.

OUR TEAM...

MACHINE LEARNING

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Dirk Gorissen is an experienced machine learning expert with a passion for harnessing artificial intelligence for ecology and conservation.

BRAND & MARKETING

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 Andy Screen is a dedicated and talented creative designer who is interested in using his skills to promote sustainable and environmental projects. 

PILOT NETWORK

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 Our global drone pilot network is made up of professional, qualified UAV specialists from all over the world.

 

"An ellipsis exists ... where there is a lack of information, without which the full meaning of the text can never be fully understood."


"An ellipsis also symbolises anticipation, hope, and a future waiting to be written ... "


With your help, we can help fill in the gaps, and write a better future for our planet ...

HELP US TO SOLVE THE MYSTERY BY MAPPING THE MISSING 99%

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