Sponsors

The following businesses are supporting our current production through the provision of material goods or services. Click on the logos to be taken to the homepages of each company.

Asa Wright Nature Centre Logo

The Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad made it possible for us to capture the rich bird life of Trinidad's Northern Range on film by providing accommodation and assisting us with the trained eyes and ears of their guides.

Logo AmwayAmway Co. provided all manner of goods for daily life. Moreover, they helped us outfit the Corinthian in the Caribbean by financing the shipment of supplies from Germany.

Curacao MarineCuracao Marine generously supported our 2013/2014 film tour in Canada and Germany by allowing us to store our boat in their yard at no charge.

Logo Dive Friends BonaireDive Friends Bonaire took care of all our diving needs on Bonaire. They supplied us with equipment and air and were incredibly helpful. We highly recommend this dive shop to anyone going to Bonaire - not only for their service, but also for the environmental initiatives they sponsor. These include quarterly clean-up dives, sea turtle awareness and the Debris Free Bonaire project to collect marine plastic debris from the beaches.

Free Geek Vancouver logoFree Geek Vancouver generously donated a used Macbook Pro to us after our computers were stolen in Bocas del Toro, Panama. This helped us to get back on our feet editing our films.

Logo GibothBodo Böhnke trading enterprise financed an environmentally-friendly electrical motor for the dinghy. In addition, the company provides us with nutritional supplements from Nutrilite, thus ensuring a balanced diet even on long ocean passages.

Logo Marina Puerto VeleroMarina Puerto Velero provided us with free storage for one month while we travelled in Colombia and Ecuador.

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Logo Armor Rugged Mobile Solutions

Mettenmeier GmbH, in partnership with DRS Armor Rugged Mobile Solutions, provide us with a robust outdoor computer we can rely on in rough conditions – the new Armor X10gx tablet PC. The Armor has all the features we need for our navigation and research work on board or on shore.

Napo Wildlife Center Logo

Napo Cultural Center Logo

The Napo Wildlife Center and the Napo Cultural Center are two ecotourism lodges in Ecuador's Yasuní National Park that are run by the indigenous Kichwa Añangu community. They enabled us to film the wildlife and rainforest as well as the customs and way of life of the community for our upcoming film about this region. Both centers provided us with accommodation in their luxurious cabins, delicious meals and knowledgeable and helpful guides. Ashka pagrachu! (“Thank you very much” in the Kichwa language)

Logo Porta-BotePorta-Bote provided a generous discount on our new dinghy, a Porta-Bote CRIB (Collapsible Rigid Inflatable Boat). This foldable, hard-bottom dinghy provides the stability and speed we need for our filming and research activities.

Logo Shelter Bay MarinaShelter Bay Marina provided us with a generous discount on their dockage fees.

Logo Star-OddiStar-Oddi Ltd. of Iceland supports our research with their miniature underwater CTD (Conductivity-Temperature-Depth) loggers. These instruments allow us to measure physical ocean characteristics to a high degree of precision.

Logo Tigersnail FilmTigersnail Film, the initiator of our venture, covers the entire story on high resolution video. This way, our task, our journey and our experiences can be seen by and shared with people the world over. All revenues from the films are re-invested into the project.

Logo WWFWWF Germany, the German branch of the World Wide Fund for Nature, shares our concern about the effects of plastic pollution in the oceans and has generously provided funding to support our microplastic research project.