The Ocean Cleanup develops advanced technology to extract, prevent, and intercept plastic pollution. Our goal is to initiate the largest cleanup in history by mid-2018.

We are a young organization with a mission to tackle a global problem of an unprecedented scale. What we are aiming for is not easy, and we know we need to push the limits of current technological boundaries to reach our goals. Working at The Ocean Cleanup isn’t for everyone, but we believe that through optimism, perseverance, and ingenuity we can succeed.

We are recruiting a diverse team of bright, high-performing people, who feel comfortable going off the beaten path, and who perceive setbacks merely as necessary obstacles to be taken on the route to great and lasting achievement.



The Geospatial Analyst supports the Ocean Plastic Research Team by providing solutions in obtaining and analyzing data sets to further study the accumulation and distribution of ocean plastic debris and interaction with the marine environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying methods for gathering data on marine plastic debris, such as remote sensing, optical data gathering, etc.
  • Collecting and analyzing large data sets regarding presence, movement and other aspects of marine traffic and fishing activities, marine life and marine debris
  • Providing and interpreting statistical information, comprehensive reporting and visual representation of findings


  • You possess a master’s degree in an applicable field of engineering or science
  • You are experienced in analyzing large data sets, mathematical computation and GIS applications
  • You have experience with remote sensing and optical technology
  • You have experience with Matlab, Python or R


  • Accuracy and savviness
  • Result-driven and self-motivated, even when faced with adversity and setbacks
  • Flexible and comfortable in a continuously changing environment
  • Comfortable working independently
  • Must be available to work extended hours and weekends as needed
  • Strong personal integrity

Please apply by sending your CV and motivation letter to hr@theoceancleanup.com. For questions please email to josee.meiners@theoceancleanup.com.

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