African ocean-impact catalyst OceanHub is launching in Cape Town in a bid to tap into the city’s startup scene to find solutions to major environmental problems.

OceanHub Africa is on a mission to help existing ocean-minded initiatives grow by providing them with the resources they need to succeed…

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Watch The Ocean Cleanup unveil its new automated system The Interceptor, which will be deployed to catch plastic debris in rivers before it reaches our oceans.

The Ocean Cleanup, which launched a system last year to clear away the Great Pacific Garbage Patch off California (The Ocean Cleanup…

Read more: The Ocean Cleanup expands to polluted rivers

An ocean cleanup device has recovered plastic from the sea, The Guardian reported. This event marks the first time such a tool has done so. It provides an example of the human impact on the oceans.


An area known as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” exists in the…

Read more: Ocean-Cleaning Tool Recovers Plastic, Shows Impact of Pollution on Sea

Hundreds of thousands of people in East Africa are affected by heavy rains and floods linked to record-breaking temperature changes in the Indian Ocean.


A flooded fuel station in Mombasa following ongoing heavy rains.

The western Indian Ocean has been about two degrees warmer this month than the…

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If you look at a globe, you'll see that the Southern Hemisphere is bluer than the Northern Hemisphere. A huge 80% of it is ocean compared to 60% of the North.

The Southern Ocean is the only ocean in which waves circulate without encountering intervening landmasses. It's gargantuan…

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OceanHub Africa, which claims to be the first African ocean-impact catalyst, will next month host a one-day event in Cape Town, which aims to gather key regional players of the ocean economy and tech ecosystem.

Ocean Innovation Africa 2019 will take place on 27 November at Workshop17 in…

Read more: Ocean Innovation Africa 2019 to bring together tech startups, players in sea protection