United Nations
by Watertrek (Non-governmental organization (NGO))
Watertrek is a franco-british association founded by French Actress Sverine VASSELIN that aims to raise awareness on the need to protect aquatic ecosystems. Its work is structured around 3 main missions and poles:

- TO EDUCATE (producing Creative Ocean Literacy Contents, using theater & fiction to inspire),
- TO INITIATE (offering Paddle & Protect Citizen Science Programs, to reconnect man to water through nautical activities & scientific endeavours to collect datas on Plastic Pollution, Climate Change & the Mangrove Situation)
- TO FEDERATE (through the Watertrek Impact Network, to join working groups & contribute to regulations & Law)
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics product bans or restrictions
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
  • of macrowaste litter and possibly micro plastics
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Data access and sharing
The Anthropo(S)cene: an Ocean Literacy Inspirational Talk for school children
Watertrek Paddle & Protect Citizen Science Platform
Financing (in USD)
8,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: January 2017 - December 2018
Starboard (Company), Ministre de la Transition nergtique (Government), Lush (Company)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Severine VASSELIN, Miss, s.vasselin@watertrek.org,
London, Paris
Other SDGs
United Nations