Founding a pioneering company to develop technology that monitors pollution and removes it from waterways
Every year, millions of tons of plastic waste get into the oceans, putting marine species at risk of extinction. Grosjean, a 29-year-old engineer, launched Ocean CleanX to develop automated pollution monitoring and removal tools that use artificial intelligence and drones to remove plastics and other pollution from waterways, while also detecting their source. Grosjean, who has 12 years of experience in oceanography and mechatronics engineering, has persuaded Rotary clubs to support the effort by providing financial contributions and promoting and volunteering for river cleanup events.
Young Innovators Award
Named one of six Rotary People of Action: Young Innovators under 35 for his efforts to use social and tech solutions to clean plastics from the ocean, Ludovic Grosjean, Rotary member from Melbourne, VIC has presented his work at the United Nations in Nairobi, Kenya to an audience of UN officials, philanthropists and Rotary members attending the service organization’s annual Rotary Day at the UN on Nov. 10, 2018.