Charles Moore

Charles Moore is the Captain of Oceanographic Research Vessel Alguita, and the founder of three NGOs,: Algalita Marine Research and Education, Long Beach Organic and the Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research. In 1999, he became the first researcher to sample plastics floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and wrote about marine plastic pollution in his book Plastic Ocean. He continues to conduct research aboard ORV Alguita, and analyzes plastics at the Moore Institute, publishing in scientific journals, and lecturing worldwide on the plastic plague infecting earth’s biosphere. As a County of Los Angeles certified urban farmer growing for 37 years, he sells his home grown registered organic produce to neighbors on Sundays when in port, and helps Long Beach Organic transform vacant lots into organic community gardens.

Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research
Research Director