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You can find all our newsletter updates, TV spots, interviews, and white papers in the section. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about our cause and what we’re working on.

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

Our First Warehouse for FREDs and Interns

Clear Blue Sea is leasing a commercial warehouse in San Diego so we continue working on several STEM internship programs in engineering, social media, educational outreach, and fundraising efforts by reading our newsletter. We continue to focus on completing the development of our 16-foot FRED Prototype this winter along with creating an online store.

WHAT’S NEW? OCTOBER 2019

Will FRED the Robot Help Clean Our Oceans of Plastic Pollution?

VMWare’s Pop Culture Tech Podcast featured Clear Blue Sea to discuss their Floating Robot for Eliminating Debris (FRED) for collecting marine debris in response to the ocean plastics crisis. Listen to Susan and Jessica, Co-Founders describe the problem of marine plastics, CBSea’s FRED, and how we can all contribute to remediating our oceans.

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WHAT’S NEW? OCTOBER AWARD

Clear Blue Sea is a Winner in the Goldman Sachs Analyst Impact Fund Competition

Goldman Sachs awarded Clear Blue Sea $2500 for being in the top 25 of nonprofits assessed and advocated for by 975 GS analyst teams around the world. This year was the program’s most competitive in its four-year history, with 375 applications submitted by 975 GS analysts.

WHAT’S NEW? SEPTEMBER 2019

Herbivore Botanicals Contributes Profits to Clear Blue Sea

Herbivore Botanicals does more than just sell ecofriendly skincare products – they also support nonprofits which are committed to conserving the environment. This year, Herbivore Botanicals made a $15,800 donation to Clear Blue Sea to support development of our Floating Robot for Eliminating Debris (FRED) prototype designed to collect marine plastic and debris in rivers, bays, coasts, and oceans.

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SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

Our Newsletters Give Updates on Current FRED Projects and New Fall Projects

Catch up on our progress in engineering, social media, community educational outreach, and fundraising efforts by reading our newsletter. We are excited to welcome many new interns and volunteers to our fall projects. Our key program is to complete development of our 16-foot FRED Prototype this winter.

WHAT’S NEW? AUGUST 2019

Clear Blue Sea Moves into Our First Warehouse!

During startup phase, Clear Blue Sea worked out of our homes, garages, driveways, and on college campuses to design and develop our first two prototypes of our Floating Robot for Eliminating Debris (FRED). Now that we are building a 16-foot marine robot prototype we call “FRED Jr.”, we needed a larger collaborative space for our STEM student interns and volunteers to more effective work as integrated project teams.

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WHAT’S NEW? AUGUST 2019

KPBS Features Article on Clear Blue Sea’s STEM Student Internship Team

KPBS visited Clear Blue Sea at our USD Mini FRED Demo Day in Mission Bay. The USD team demonstrated enhanced capabilities of data communication and autonomous navigation on their 6-foot FRED Prototype.

WHAT’S NEW? AUGUST 2019

Meet Susie Baer of Clear Blue Sea (with SDVoyager)

Learn more about the founding of Clear Blue Sea and our mission through an SDVoyager interview with our Executive Director, Susie Baer. Click the button to see the full story.

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AUGUST NEWSLETTER 

Summer FRED Demo Success in Mission Bay

Last month Clear Blue Sea’s USD student engineering team held its demo day of their 6-foot FRED Prototype in local waters. The press showed us and Clear Blue Sea was featured on tv for the first time — five San Diego TV stations covered this event! Read more by clicking the link below. Catch up on the latest news by subscribing to the Clear Blue Sea Pod – our list of fans and supporters.

WHAT’S NEW? AUGUST 2019

USD Students Test FRED in Mission Bay

Zach Sourwine, USD Engineering student, explains his 2019 summer project with Clear Blue Sea. The focus was designing and developing a small-scale FRED – the Floating Robot for Eliminating Debris.

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WHAT’S NEW? MAY 2019

Clear Blue Sea Mini FRED Demo Day

Two Clear Blue Sea senior engineering design teams demonstrated their Mini FRED robot designs at a joint demo day. The “Plastic Pirates” from SDSU built their robot prototype to look like the Clear Blue Sea FRED Conceptual model, while the “Trashy Pelicans” and “FRED’s Angels” designed their robot to optimize collection function.

WHAT’S NEW? MAY 2019

Clear Blue Sea’s USD Engineering Student Team Wins Senior Design Prize at the School of Engineering

Clear Blue Sea’s USD Senior Design Team 2018-19, sponsored by Clarity Design, won an engineering prize for their senior design project. The judging panel was impressed with the depth and breadth of work the team accomplished over the semester.

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WHAT’S NEW? APRIL 2019

Morgan Stanley Giving Circle Award

Morgan Stanley awarded first prize of $75,000 to Clear Blue Sea for their 2019 Giving Circle Award for 2019. Susie Baer, Executive Director of Clear Blue Sea, attended the ceremony in Pebble Beach to receive the award.

WHAT’S NEW? OCTOBER 2017

Clear Blue Sea Joins Blue Tech Incubator

Clear Blue Sea is one of six startups selected for the San Diego Blue Tech Incubator, sponsored by the City of San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Dentons Law Office, and The Maritime Alliance. Mayor Faulconer attended the opening ceremony of the Blue Tech Incubator and supports the development of ocean-focused startup companies.

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