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Crew Profile of Sarah Michler

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and actress Ellise Chappell gives us an insight into crew member and film producer Sarah Michler: “Sarah Michler, film producer from New York, currently based in LA, brings such a bright, positive presence on board. So approachable and easy to get along with, I’m feeling lucky to have her as […]

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Leg 2: Solutions Workshop

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and PhD Candidate Bimadoshka Pucan shares the experience of taking part in a solutions workshop with the rest of the leg 2 crew: Aboard Sea Dragon, scientists, social innovators, and public figures brainstorm to create sustainable solutions to the plastic pandemic facing our oceans. Mission Leader Emily Penn led the group through […]

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Day 28 Crew Update: Talks and Tows

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and marine scientist Laura Leiva shares our event-filled last few days on board (and on land!) “After a phenomenal talk at an event Patagonia hosted for eXXpedition crewmembers in Victoria, BC we all felt proud of each other and sad because our journey together is almost over. Even though we […]

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Day 27 Crew Update: Orcas and Changemakers

eXXpedition crew member and actress Ellise Chappell shares her experience of joining the North Pacific voyage and, one of the most moving moments of leg 2… “When I found out that I had secured a place on Leg 2 of eXXpedition’s North Pacific voyage this year, I was absolutely overcome with joy, excitement and gratitude. […]

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Crew Profile of Imogen Napper

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and marketing professional Meg Tapp tells us more about Leg 2 lead scientist and microplastic researcher Imogen Napper… “Where can I even begin to describe Imogen Napper? From the second we all gathered at the harbour in Vancouver, she was raring to go, and has been a crucial member of the […]

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Day 25 Crew Update: Approaching the Broken Islands

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and film producer Sarah Michler describes the power of the night watch… “One of the most empowering parts of eXXpedition is that we are an entirely female team. Before setting sail in Vancouver, someone innocently asked if it was also an all female crew on the boat. Yes, and it […]

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Day 24 Crew Update: Profile of Beccy Finlayson

eXXpedition crew member and scientist Laura Leiva gives us an insight into crew member and TV researcher Beccy Finlayson “26th bottles, not 26 candles”… Beccy laughed, as she carried a bag full of plastic bottles that made their way through the Pacific Ocean from Asia to the uninhabited Broken Islands. For sure a memorable day to […]

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Day 23 Crew Update: Science for non-scientists

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and marketing professional Meg Tapp shares how being on board has boosted her understanding of the science behind ocean plastic! “Being on Sea Dragon is all at once both exactly how I imagined it and nothing like it. The experience of being aboard with these incredible women is eye-opening in […]

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Day 22 Crew Update: Starting the science

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and TV researcher Beccy Finlayson shares the daily routine for leg 2 on Sea Dragon – sailing and science! “Day Two of Leg 2 and it was our first full day aboard Sea Dragon. Most of us had a night of broken sleep after taking turns on anchor watch throughout […]

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Day 20 Crew Update: Leg 2 Begins

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and eXXpedition Office Manager Soraya Abdel-Hadi shares her feelings on the first day of leg two “It’s an amazing experience to be surrounded by individuals who are as passionate about making a difference as you are. Working for eXXpedition has given me the opportunity to spend time and connect with […]

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