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Meet eXXpedition scientist Jeanette Rotchell

This is part of our on-going series to introduce the fantastic scientists behind the science of eXXpedition Round Britain Let’s meet Jeanette Rotchell! About you Name: Jeanette Rotchell Institution Affiliation: University of Hull Position: Professor of Aquatic Toxicology Web URL: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jeanette_Rotchell General Research Interest: Environmental toxicology Science and plastics Briefly describe your background: I work in the […]

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Meet eXXpedition scientist Oksana Lane

This is part of our on-going series to introduce the fantastic scientists behind the science of eXXpedition Round Britain Let’s meet Oksana Lane! About you Name: Oksana Lane Institution Affiliation: Biodiversity Research Institute Position: Wetlands Program Director Web URL: http://www.briloon.org/ General Research Interest: Contaminants in wildlife and the environment, and plastics pollution Science and plastics […]

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Crew Update: Round Britain Day 21

eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Tanya Ferry reflects on leaving the Thames for the final part of the eXXpedition Round Britain journey to Plymouth: “Today we leave the Thames, which for me is a sad moment. But, excitingly we are able to use the Manta trawl, this will be the first time it has been […]

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Crew Update: Round Britain Day 20

What was it really like to sail through Tower Bridge? eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Deborah Maw fills us in: “We arrived in London today in a state of huge excitement – we had permission to go through London Bridge. We were all on watch at some time during the night but no one wanted […]

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Flotsam Weaving in London

During our eXXpedition Round Britain journey, we are running outreach events in each port! In London, one of our events in an exciting, family-friendly Flotsam Weaving workshop with artist Jo Atherton. Join artist Jo Atherton on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September 2017 at the Cutty Sark in Greenwich to create a huge shoal of […]

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Crew Update: Round Britain Day 19

As Sea Dragon and the leg 3 crew settle in on the Thames, eXXpedition Round Britain First Mate Holly Vint describes the highlights of the day before, as the crew approached the Thames Estuary: “Having emerged from the eerie fields of gas and oil rigs just off the Wash, this morning’s 4am watch began with us […]

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Crew Update: Round Britain Day 18

eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Samantha Sutton describes her experience of life on board during leg 3 of the voyage: “Today was a perfect day for sailing. The sky was clear and I learned how to sail with the wind which was harder than navigating by compass. We were further ahead in our journey to […]

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Crew Update: Round Britain Day 17

eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Nicole Gordon and all of Holly’s Watch update us on the start of leg 3 – sailing, seals, science and ‘styrene: “Today was our first day at sea of Leg 3 – and for some of the crew, it was genuinely their first day at sea. For the first time […]

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Plastic Pollution and the Thames

eXXpedition Round Britain is working with some great partners during our journey around the British Isles. One of these partners is the Port of London Authority who are working hard to improve environmental conditions on the Thames, through their Cleaner Thames campaign and through supporting relevant projects, such as eXXpedition Round Britain! In fact, the […]

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Crew Update: Round Britain Day 16

eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Carol Devine gives us an insight into the eXXpedition Round Britain immersive art experience at ASCUS Lab, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Summerhall:   “Today was the last official day of eXXpedition Round Britain – Leg 2 Scotland. After a quick morning pack and cup of tea or coffee, we said goodbye […]

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Meet eXXpedition scientist Christopher Green

This is part of our on-going series to introduce the fantastic scientists behind the science of eXXpedition Round Britain Let’s meet Christopher Green! About you Name: Dr Christopher Green Institution Affiliation: Brunel University London Position: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Web URL: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Christopher_Green10 General Research Interest: Ecotoxicology Science and plastics Briefly describe your background: I am an […]

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Crew Update: Round Britain Day 12

eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Dr Jessica van Horssen tells us all about her up-close-and-personal encounter with the Loch Ness Monster: All-Female Contingent Discovers Loch Ness Monster Actually Made of Plastic “The all-female exxpedition collective made their way through the Caledonian Canal on their mission to trawl British waters for plastic contamination, and in the […]

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