*Please Note: THERE IS A WAITLIST. All trawls are currently loaned out. Your application will put you on the waitlist. You will be contacted once a trawl is available. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Interested in Trawl Share? Fantastic! Please fill out this application, reading it carefully. By entering your virtual signature below, you agree to:
1. Sign up for the 5 Gyres Newsletter. (Subscription will start when you enter your email below.)
2. Allow 5 Gyres to use your name, voice, photographs, and video on our website and social media outlets, and in our newsletters and emails.
3. Pay for shipping the trawl from Los Angeles to your location at the onset of the program. (Average dimension/weights: 13 inches X 22 inches X 29 inches; 41 pounds)
4. Properly maintain the trawl during the time that you use it, including making any necessary repairs, so that it may immediately be used by the next participant.
5. Charge $1 to your credit card to verify your account, and agree to pay $500 if you damage the trawl, or $3,000 if you fail to return the trawl.
6. Follow our Trawl Protocols to ensure that your data meets our specifications.
7. Share data collected with the trawl to 5 Gyres staff for inclusion in our Global Estimate of Marine Plastic Pollution.
8. Once you are in possession of the trawl, communicate weekly (at minimum) via social media, including photos and information on data collection, using the #5GyresTrawlShare hashtag.
9. Pay and organize shipping to another location or back to Los Angeles when your participation in the program has concluded.
5 Gyres does not reimburse Ambassadors for any expenses related to participating in the TrawlShare program. If you are unable to follow the guidelines in this agreement, 5 Gyres retains the right to revoke your participation in the TrawlShare program, at which point you must return the trawl as per the terms detailed above. Application to the 5 Gyres TrawlShare program is conditional upon email signature of this Agreement.
Upon receipt of this application, we will charge $1 to your credit card for verification purposes only. You will not be charged any additional fees unless the trawl is returned with damage ($500) or not returned ($3,000). Upon receipt of this application, we will charge $1 to your credit card for verification purposes only. You will not be charged any additional fees unless the trawl is returned with damage ($500) or not returned ($3,000). Once you click “add to cart,” scroll up to the top right of this page and click on the “cart” icon, where you will be directed to check out. Thank you!