#oceanoptimism #toxics #exxpeditiongirls

“Thanks to generations of curious, daring, intrepid explorers of the past, we may know enough, soon enough, to chart safe passage for ourselves far into the future.”
– Sylvia A. Earle : Mission Blue

WHO WE ARE

ALL WOMEN’S VOYAGE TO MAKE THE UNSEEN SEEN, FROM THE TOXICS IN OUR BODIES TO THE TOXICS IN OUR SEAS

We are all-female crew on scientific research missions exploring the world’s oceans while creating inspiring narratives of female leadership and personal and environmental exploration.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to explore the issue of plastics, chemicals, endocrine disruptors and carcinogens in our personal and global environment that can cause disease. Our aim is to engage women in scientific narratives relating to the consumer choices they make, and their long-term health impacts on themselves and our environment.

Along an eXXpedition voyage the crew sample the Ocean for plastics and pollutants, feeding in these samples to wider studies investigating the impacts of toxics and plastics pollutants and linking this sampling to narratives of ecosystem health, personal health and the products we consume.

WHY THIS? WHY NOW?

Unseen women

There is also a lack of diversity in gender and race role models in both STEM professions and in exploration / sports events. We would like to assemble a crew of inspiring female role models and help address the balance.

UNSEEN POLLUTION

While there is no scientific consensus, there is an evidence base building that environmental exposure from chemicals is impacting women’s health. We would like to better understand the links between health of the environment and of our bodies.

UNSEEN DISEASE

Breast cancer rates in young women are on the rise. Women’s specific disease research has a low public profile in the media and there is an imbalance in research funding directed towards gender specific diseases.

our documentary

We made a documentary to share with you our vision for a cleaner, healthier future. We’d love for you to watch

On the 16th of November 2014 eXXpedition launched the first mission with a crew of 14 women setting sail across the Atlantic Ocean in search of answers relating the health of our environment to the health of our bodies.

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