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Profile of registrant

Ocean Recovery Alliance

Identification number in the register: 363048911314-71
Registration date: 09/06/13 14:53:01

The information on this organisation was last modified on 27/05/14 08:39:43
The date of the last annual update was 27/05/14 08:39:43


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Ocean Recovery Alliance
Acronym:
Legal status: non-profit NGO charity
Website address: http://www.oceanrecov.org

Sections

Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Doug Woodring
Position: Founder

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Andrew Russell
Position: Director, Plastic Disclosure Project

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 28 Queen's Road Central 20/F Central Tower
Central, HKG SAR
HONG KONG
Telephone number: (+852) 28030017
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The focus of the Ocean Recovery Alliance is to bring together new ways of thinking, technologies, creativity and collaborations in order to introduce innovative projects and initiatives that will help improve our ocean environment. This includes creating business opportunities for local communities when applicable, in order to address some of the pressing issues that our ocean faces today.
The Ocean Recovery Alliance strives to take a lead with a variety of existing stakeholders, leveraging each of their qualities and institutional capacities when needed, while combining forces with the business and technology sectors in ways that have not been done before.
The group is an umbrella organization which operates and organizes a variety of sub-projects, some of which have their own operating teams, budgets and objectives. In some cases, these projects may complement one another, and in others, they will be stand-alone. Two of the global projects within the group were announced at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in 2010, and are focused on innovative prevention programs for plastic waste reduction, namely the "Plastic Disclosure Project" (www.plasticdisclosure.org), and the "Global Alert" platform. The third global project is "Plasticity Forum" a conference that brings together innovators in plastic design, material selection, use, recovery, recycling and alternatives.
The Ocean Recovery Alliance is also a founding member of the Ocean Conservancy’s “Trash Free Seas Alliance” which was announced at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2011.
In addition, due to most of its staff being based in Hong Kong, the Ocean Recovery Alliance runs several local initiatives that raise awareness of ocean health issues, and engages the community in ocean protection.
Ocean Recovery Alliance is a non-profit NGO charity with legal entities established in Hong Kong and California under the relevant charitable and tax legislation (namely as a "registered charitable organization" in Hong Kong, and as a "501c3 non-profit organization" in California).
Plastic Disclosure Project has received funding and support from a variety of institutions, including from the Oak Foundation and UNEP.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 4
Complementary information: The number of staff and contractors directly engaged by Ocean Recovery Alliance on a formalised and consistent basis is quite small, based in Hong Kong and California. In addition, there are legions of colleagues assisting in formal and informal ways, ranging from promoting and executing our projects globally to volunteering at local events.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Plastic Disclosure Project www.plasticdisclosure.org
Global Alert
Plasticity Forum www.plasticityforum.com
Ocean Recovery Alliance response to Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)G4 Consultation

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Home Affairs
  • Public Health
  • Sport

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 4
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

  • HONG KONG
  • UNITED STATES
Complementary information: The number of staff and contractors directly engaged by Ocean Recovery Alliance on a formalised and consistent basis is quite small, based in Hong Kong and California. In addition, there are legions of colleagues assisting in formal and informal ways, ranging from promoting and executing our projects globally to volunteering at local events.

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




UNEP GPA Global Partnership on Marine Litter
World Bank Global Partnership for the Oceans
Ocean Conservancy’s “Trash Free Seas Alliance”
BizNGO / Clean Production Action
Sustainable Packaging Coalition
Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia
Hong Kong Waste Management Association
Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2012 - 12/2012
Total budget: 80,500
of which public financing: 80,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 0
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
Charitable foundation based in EU : 40,000
Event fees and sponsorship : 40,000
from other sources: 500
- donations: 500
- contributions from members: 0
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Events are organised to raise awareness of ocean health issues and promote ocean protection, especially regarding plastic pollution. The fees and sponsorships of these events are collected in order to cover the costs of the individual events, however each event may generate a surplus or deficit determinable only upon post hoc review.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.