Media Releases

We are Waterbourne Tour!

Tangaroa Blue teamed up with In Hearts Wake for their We Are Waterbourne clean-up series to help launch their new album Ark!

The band joined Tangaroa Blue crew members and fans at four clean-up events starting at St Kilda Beach in Melbourne, then heading onto Bondi Beach in Sydney, Captain Burke Park in Brisbane and finishing up in their home town of Byron Bay for a clean-up on Main Beach.


Two Friends Taking on the Elements for a Cleaner Ocean!

MLLucy Graham and Mathilde Gordon are launching their mission to paddle approximately 2000km, raising awareness of the issue of marine debris and inspiring women to pursue adventure.

In May 2018 Lucy Graham and Mathilde Gordon will launch their kayaks off the shores of Alaska and into the Inside Passage. However, the journey starts today as the pair launch the larger project; spreading awareness and raising funds for marine debris programs. Today their website, Facebook and Instagram go ‘live’.

The young women, both in their twenties, are taking on a challenge of their lifetime, paddling from Juneau, Alaska to Vancouver Island, Canada, a stretch of almost 2000km. The paddle will take them around 2.5 months and will test their resolve and commitment to themselves and their cause. “We are passionate about adventure and challenge. We haven’t done anything like this before, but that is what challenge is all about and we are determined and excited to overcome this one. It is going to be the adventure of a lifetime!” Lucy Graham.


New version of the AMDI Database

DB1With the support of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority through Reef Trust and Sustainability Victoria Tangaroa Blue has been working behind the scenes to update the Australian Marine Debris Database, and will be bringing the new version online later this week. From Tuesday 20th June to Thursday 29th June you will not be able to access the AMDI Database as we bring the new version online.

We apologies for any inconvenience caused, and will have the new AMDI Database online as soon as possilble.

You will need to register as a new user when you first access the new version of the AMDI Database. Below are some of the changes and some suggestions on preparing to use the new version.


Our Common Vision for a Future of Trash Free Seas

ICC Conference Hong KongConsensus Statement from Asia Pacific Clean-up Coordinators
February 1, 2017
Since 1986, we, the Leading Coordinators of Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal CleanupTM (Clean-up) in Asia Pacific, have organised more than 30,000 Clean-ups for a common purpose: to prevent marine debris from entering our ocean. Our combined efforts have recruited 9,936,297 people throughout Asia Pacific to participate in the annual Clean-up—the world’s largest volunteer effort on behalf of ocean health. Together, with our global Clean-up partners, we have removed more than 100,000 metric tons of marine debris from beaches and waterways and have kept over 230 million items of rubbish out of the ocean. In 2015 alone, more than 529,000 volunteers in our region participated in the International Coastal Cleanup removing over 6 million kilograms of debris—nearly 75% of all trash collected during the global Clean-up.


PhD Applicants Invited!

AMDI LogoPassionate about Plastic Pollution? Want to start a PhD in 2017? Qualified applicants (see page 2) are invited to apply to join our amazing team!