Acknowledgment of Captain Moore's efforts to understand and eradicate the plastic plague in our precious oceans is one step on the road to greater public awareness and implementing actions to mitigate this rapidly increasing threat. Over the years, as well as being a contributor to global and local conferences, he has received recognition for his research through documentaries, television appearances and as a recipient of various awards.
February 11-13, 2018. Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, Oregon. Captain Moore was the focal point of a Press Conference on February 12. Read the Article, "15-Year Study Indicates Huge Increase in Pacific Ocean Microplastics".
The 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM), co-sponsored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), and The Oceanography Society(TOS), will be held 11–16 February, in Portland, Oregon. The OSM is an important venue for scientific exchange across broad marine science disciplines. Sessions will include all aspects of oceanography, especially multidisciplinary topics, as well as presentations that reflect new and emerging research on the global ocean and society, including science education, outreach, and public policy. The OSM originated in 1982 as a joint effort between AGU and ASLO; TOS joined as a regular co-sponsor in 2004.
Increasing evidence of multiple human impacts on the oceans makes this a critical time for the largest international assembly of ocean scientists, engineers, students, educators, policy makers, and other stakeholders to gather and share their results on research, application of research, and education. What better place to hold the meeting than Portland, Oregon’s largest city? Portland sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. Portland is known for its eccentric locals, sophisticated yet casual atmosphere, and eco-friendly culture. It is a great venue for the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting.
October 17, 2017. LONG BEACH CITY COUNCIL VOTES UNANIMOUSLY TO BAN STYROFOAM IN LONG BEACH. Following presentations made by Captain Moore and Katie Allen, Algalita Executive Director, the Council voted unanimously tor the Styrofoam Ban. A Unanimous Vote Bans Styrofoam Packaging From Use In Long Beach Restaurants. To quote Captain Moore, "Banning single use styrofoam and plastic bags in Long Beach is the start of a reduction overall in "Throwaway Living". Captain Moore and Algalita give A BIG thanks to all of the students and volunteers who helped us gather local data over the past two years. Algalita was a major force behind this decision!
August 20, 2016. Captain Moore was honored as the 2016 recipient of the Bolsa Chica Conservator of the Year Award in recognition of his dedication to the preservation of our coastal wetlands, his many years of tireless research studying the impact of plastic pollution on the marine environment and his leadership in bringing international attention to this issue threatening the health of our planet.
2014 Special Honoree of the Year – Long Beach Aquatic Foundation
2014 City of Long Beach Environmental Award, presented by Mayor Robert Garcia
2014 Peter Benchley Ocean “Heroes of the Sea” Award
2014 U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Alan Lowenthal, Certificate of Recognition – Protecting and Improving the Marine Environment.
2012 Thompson Rivers University at Kamloops, Canada. Honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa
2012 John Kelly Surfrider Environmental Lifetime Achievement Award
2012 Wyland Icon Award
2011 California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) Environmental Advocate Award
2010 University of Idaho - Presidential Leadership in Sustainability Award
2008 Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 Environmental Award
2004 The John Olguin Marine Environmental Award
2003 Orange County Coast Keeper Protection Award
DOCUMENTARIES AND FILMS
"Sailing the Ocean of Trash" was produced by our friend in the Netherlands, Meriijn Jansteen Steenberg, Studio White Cat,
Click on the images below to view film trailers. See Captain Moore's full filmography on IMDB.
Each documentarian has brought like-minded activists and scientists to the table to address the travesty our throwaway society has "cast upon the waters" into our marine habitats. They have given light to a clear and present danger we all face with marine plastic pollution.