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Meet eXXpedition scientist Mario Meier

This is part of our on-going series to introduce the fantastic scientists behind the science of eXXpedition Round Britain. Let’s meet Mario Meier! About you Name: Mario Meier Institution Affiliation: Particle Vision GmbH Position: Co-Founder and member of executive board Web URL: www.particle-vision.ch/index.php/en/ General Research Interest: Characterisation and source identification of particles in the atmosphere […]

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Meet eXXpedition scientist Winnie Courtene-Jones

Behind-the-scenes of eXXpedition, we have an amazing volunteer team. This includes fantastic scientists who help our crews make sense of the data and samples collected on our eXXpedition journeys. Over the next few weeks, we are going to introduce you to some of our eXXpedition scientists – a vital but often hidden part of our […]

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Crew Update: Round Britain Day Six

eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Vanessa Stephenson explains why day six was her “perfect day” on Sea Dragon: Day 5 “Ended Day 5 on a high. I took the helm on night watch and steered our multi-million dollar yacht on a course guided by stars and lights in the distance. To add to this there […]

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Crew Update: Round Britain Day Four

eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Gail Tudor updates us on her visit to Cardiff and how plastic is having a far more prominent role than expected this early in the sail: “Our two days in Cardiff were amazing. Lots of boat tours with families who were really interested in the mission and determined to help […]

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Crew Update: Round Britain Day Three

eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Deborah Maw updates us on what has been “rollercoaster ride” of a first couple of days: “This is Friday evening and I’m writing from our storytelling venue – a very charming cafe next to the World of Boats and Doctor Who Exhibition. We left Plymouth on Tuesday evening amidst much […]

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Crew Update: Round Britain Day One

Update from Round Britain Crew Member Lynne Braham: “Yesterday we were just 14 women. None of us knew each other. One or two of us had met once or twice and some of us didn’t know anyone at all. We were just 14 diverse women, brought together by a single cause, but individual and unique […]

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Meet Round Britain crew member Melissa Mayhew

Environmental Scientist and Round Britain Leg 3 Crew Member Melissa Mayhew tells us about her long-standing connection to Plymouth (our Round Britain start and end point) and why she’s happy to be returning as part of the eXXpedition crew: “I didn’t need much of an excuse to fly off overseas to study environmental sciences at […]

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Creating Art from Waste Plastic

Round Britain crew member, biochemist and environmental artist Deborah Maw gives us the low-down on creating art from waste plastic. Postcards featuring Deborah’s art are available for purchase as part of the eXXpedition Round Britain crowdfunding campaign.   Waste plastic can be found in many places; our recycling bins, non-recycling bins, littering our streets and […]

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Crowdfunder is live – Support our campaign!

Our eXXpedition Round Britain crew are fundraising for a UK wide outreach campaign on land to follow the voyage. Lots of great rewards from customised eXXpedition products to exclusive sailcloth rucksacks or luxury eco long weekend for 4 people on Arran. Please check it out and share widely.

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eXXpedition Awarded Grant by the Arran Trust

eXXpedition would like to extend a big thank you to the Arran Trust, who have awarded us a grant to support our activities and events in Lamlash Bay on 16th-18th August. Arran will be one of seven stops for Sea Dragon and her crew on the pioneering all-female Round Britain 2017 sail, which begins in […]

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eXX RB: A Personal Introduction to eXXpedition

eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Sarah Tanburn shares her first Round Britain meeting insights: On a Saturday morning in late March, the surface of the Thames sparkled in bright sunshine as the tide rushed in from the sea. I walked the cobbled streets of Wapping towards the Hermitage Community Moorings excited to meet some of […]

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eXX RB: The Importance of Continued Ocean Plastic Research

eXXpedition Round Britain will be launching in August from the Marine Station at the University of Plymouth – one of the global leaders in research into the causes and effects of marine litter. Richard Thompson, Professor of Marine Biology and Head of the International Marine Litter Research Unit, explains the reason more knowledge and action […]

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