Joining our expeditions directly supports the sustainability projects.

VOPO Expeditions share a common love for solving critical sustainability challenges. Our projects are designed with the local community to achieve long-term measurable targets and outcomes for the sustainable development of the region.

 

VOPO PROJECTS

  Stopping plastic from entering the ocean through innovative waste systems and infrastructure.

Stopping plastic from entering the ocean through innovative waste systems and infrastructure.

  Establishing income streams through sustainable business models in remote communities.

Establishing income streams through sustainable business models in remote communities.

  Supporting the declaration and management of marine protected areas around the world.

Supporting the declaration and management of marine protected areas around the world.

Project Overview

To introduce waste technologies and systems that stop plastic from entering the oceans.

Critical Need

Did you know that more than 80% of ocean plastic pollution comes from land-based sources? Developing countries have experience a recent economic boom and large demand for consumer goods products yet they do not have the waste technology, systems and education to support it. For this, much of the plastic waste ends up in the oceans. VOPO works with communities to introduce waste technologies, systems and education programs that create a clean environment and a plastic-free ocean.

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Target

Reduce ocean plastic leakage by 50% in 5 years in the areas we work with.

Milestones

In each of the areas we work with, we follow our impact methodology:

  1. Feasibility study
  2. In-depth Community Engagement
  3. Research Expedition
  4. Model Testing
  5. Scale-Up
  6. Feedback and Pivot Strategy

Join the project

Engage and support the project by joining our expeditions. Check the next available:

  Indonesia  21 Day Immersive Journey | Mentawai 1 Dec - 22 Dec, 2018

Indonesia
21 Day Immersive Journey | Mentawai
1 Dec - 22 Dec, 2018

  The Philippines  21 Day Immersive Journey  |   Negros 7 Jan - 28 Jan, 2019

The Philippines
21 Day Immersive Journey  | Negros
7 Jan - 28 Jan, 2019

 

 

 

Project Overview

Establish income streams through sustainable business for remote communities.

Critical need

VOPO works with remote communities to create and support sustainable businesses. We provide capacity training, experience development and a market link for small, remote communities. 

Target

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Bring to market 1 community social enterprise opportunities that is equitable and sustainable in the region we work with.

Milestones

In each of the areas we work with, we follow our impact methodology:

  1. Enterprise Co-Design
  2. In-depth Community Engagement
  3. Research Expedition
  4. Model Testing
  5. Scale-Up
  6. Feedback and Pivot Strategy

Join the project

Engage and support the project by joining our expeditions. Check the next available:

  Solomon Islands  9 Day Exploratory Journey | Arnavon 4 July - 13 Jul 2018

Solomon Islands
9 Day Exploratory Journey | Arnavon
4 July - 13 Jul 2018

 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Supporting marine protected areas around the world to improve ocean ecosystem health and resilience.

Critical Need

The health of the oceans and all the living organisms that live in it are in a critical stage. The recent rapid human development had supported great inventions that help millions of people every day. However, it has come at a cost, creating significant pressures to the health of marine ecosystems. VOPO works with people around the world, from fisherman to scientists, from divers to government agencies to implement strategies that support or develop marine protected areas.

Target

Implement at least 1 strategy the supports the management of a marine protected area in 5 years in the areas we work with, or

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Develop at least 1 marine protected area in 5 years in the areas we work with.

Milestones

In each of the areas we work with, we follow our impact methodology:

  1. Feasibility study
  2. In-depth Community Engagement
  3. Research Expedition
  4. Model Testing
  5. Scale-Up
  6. Feedback and Pivot Strategy

Join the project

Engage and support the project by joining our expeditions. Check the next available:

  Islands of Tahiti  9 Day Exploratory Journey | Fakarava 28 Sep - 7 Oct 2018

Islands of Tahiti
9 Day Exploratory Journey | Fakarava
28 Sep - 7 Oct 2018