From the Big Island of Hawai’i to Northern California: World Oceans Day 2018

From the Big Island of Hawai’i to Northern California: World Oceans Day 2018

Becky Tanner — June 12, 2018

World Oceans Day has turned into an annual “give back” day for us at Liquid Robotics. It’s a day to pause our work, band together, and contribute in a meaningful way beyond our office walls and active customer missions. As a maker of an ocean robot with facilities close to and on the ocean, it’s important to take this time. After all, if we don’t have a healthy ocean, we will all experience a devastating impact. Just think about it — our oceans generate 70% of our oxygen, provide protein to 3 billion people, contribute $3T annually to the global economy, and it drives our weather across the globe. I can’t think of anything more important than this to better understand and protect!

From Northern California and on the Big Island of Hawai’i, here is a summary of how our teams spent World Oceans Day.


Hawai’i World Oceans Day Team

Our Hawai’i team targeted Hapuna Beach State Park, ranked the 8th best beach in the United States. Together with several local community partners, our team split into two: one focused on land and the other in the ocean (we have experienced scuba divers on the team!). Here’s what they accomplished:

  • “On land” team: removal of 42 pounds of cigarette butts, glass, plastic, and paper
  • “In ocean” team: removal of 22 pounds of debris including plastic, wire rope, fishing nets, and shockingly, a GoPro camera

    Bay Area World Oceans Day Team

    On Friday afternoon a group of our employees travelled north of our HQ home in Sunnyvale, California to the coastal town of Pacifica. The beach targeted this year was Rockaway Beach. The team spent time cleaning the beach, parking lot, and mountain side. Although this beach was cleaned a week earlier, the team collected the following:

  • 3,000 pounds of non-native/harmful plants in habitat restoration area
  • 1,867 cigarette butts
  • 34 pounds of trash
  • 4 pounds of recycled materials
  • 2 pounds of rigid plastic
  • A huge thank you to Pacifica Beach Coalition, our Hawai’i community partners, and all our employees who put work aside to help contribute. Together, we made a meaningful contribution and had fun along the way. Until next year!