Francis Zoet

Francis Zoet is Chief Technology Officer at The Great Bubble Barrier. She has an M.Sc. in Sustainable energy and materials. Francis is working on product development of the Bubble Barrier and implementation of new projects. She co-founded The Great Bubble Barrier with Anne Marieke Eveleens and Saskia Studer. They have known each other for ten years and became friends teaching sailing classes at the same sailing school.

Francis Zoet's Project

Great Bubble Barrier is a long tube placed on the riverbed with small holes through which air is pumped. This creates a vertical barrier of bubbles from the riverbed up to the surface. This barrier blocks plastic debris from floating downstream. By placing the barrier diagonally in the natural river flow we guide the waste […]

Francis Zoet's Tweets

A new #BubbleBarrier is now bubbling in Katwijk!

Made possible by the unique collaboration of citizens, local & regional governments committed to fight plastic pollution, showing the power a few citizens can make💪

👉Watch the full story here:

We also had the pleasure to talk to @ThomsonFiji , United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Ocean and his wife Marijcke who have a special interest in solutions tackling plastic pollution.

As part of the #UNOceanConference2022, we were honoured to attend the special event ‘Localising Action for the Ocean: Local & Regional Governments’ giving us the opportunity to stress the issue of riverine plastic pollution.

@H2020Maelstrom @CIIMAR,

Another occasion to celebrate with Bubbles is coming… Few more days to see where else we will prevent plastic pollution from flowing into our ocean! 🌊

#BubbleBarrier #PlasticPollution

We are sailors, surfers, divers.

The ocean is our passion and we've made it our mission to protect it from plastic pollution.

This #UNWorldOceansDay , join us and many other organisations and individuals in pledging to protect our ocean 🌊🐋


With the urge to act on plastic pollution gathering momentum, we went back on a recently agreed resolution that could signal the end of plastic pollution.

Too good to be true?

We dig into what this resolution means for riverine plastic pollution.

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