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Meet our North Pacific 2018 Bursary Recipients

In April, as part of our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, eXXpedition opened applications for two bursary places on the second leg of our North Pacific 2018 voyage. These two bursaries – one for a woman from a developing nation and one for a Female Indigenous Person of Canada – were made possible through the […]

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Day 19 Crew Update: Q&A with Eleanor Church

eXXpedition crew member Eleanor Church from England has documented our journey onboard Sea Dragon for the past 3 weeks. She is a passionate filmmaker with a big heart who wants to change the world for the better. Q. What do you do and why? A. I am a documentary filmmaker and photographer, and I specialize […]

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Day 18 Crew Update: Q&A with Kristine Berg

KRISTINE MARIE BERG is eXXpedition North Pacific’s onboard circular economy expert Kristine is from Norway. She grew up in the beautiful northern region of Trondheim by Trondheimsfjorden. She loves swimming and the ocean. She’s a shining star – always smiling with a fierce determination and belief in a practical solution’s-based approach to the issue of marine […]

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Day 16 Crew Update: Dolphin sightings!

The eXXpedition North Pacific crew were lifted by a wonderful sight a few days ago, which highlighted the importance of their mission. Crew member and filmmaker Jen Russell explains: “After a choppy few days, the mood onboard this morning was pretty subdued & some were back to battling with seasickness.  A few of us were […]

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Day 15 Crew Update: Profile of Rowan Henthorn

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member Jen Russell introduces fellow crew member and scientist Rowan Henthorn: “There aren’t many people who can pull off a bucket-hat, but Rowan Henthorn is definitely one of them. Rowan was lucky enough to grow up on the beautiful Isle of Man, where she had a childhood filled with beach trips, and being taken […]

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Day 14 Crew Update: Profile of Michelle Byle

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member Karine Therrien introduces us to fellow crew member, designer and art director Michelle Byle: “Every project involves a human connection. The type of journey we are on right now requires a lot of connection with each other. The whole crew is very supportive and inspiring, and there is one exceptional […]

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Day 13 Crew Update: Profile of Karine Therrien

eXXpedition crew member Siri Østvold introduces us to teacher and yogi Karine Therrien: “Some people just have that drive and dedication that is contagious. Karine is one of those women. She is a devoted mother of four children. Together with her man they take them sailing and learning and enjoying nature. Also with her background in […]

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Day 12 Crew Update: Profile of Jen Russell

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member Rowan Henthorn introduces us to fellow crew member and filmmaker Jen Russell: “Jen is the kind of girl you meet and like instantly, her energy and optimism is infectious. On board Sea Dragon, Jen loves to regale the crew with songs on her ukulele, and is always singing and making jokes, […]

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Day 10 Crew Update: 1,000 pieces of plastic

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member Michelle Byle reflects on the plastic the crew are finding as they sail through the North Pacific gyre: “We took a small sample of the ocean water today. We poured it through a series of screens to filter out its contents. This is what we found: over 1000 pieces of […]

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Day 9 Crew Update: Tracking Marine Debris

As the eXXpedition North Pacific crew travel through the North Pacific Gyre, they are gaining a greater awareness of exactly how much plastic is gathering. Crew member Eleanor Church updates us on a different kind of science the crew are helping with: “As we were putting out the manta trawl into the water today, Siri […]

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Day 8 Crew Update: Profile of Siri Østvold

Our eXXpedition North Pacific crew have been getting to know each other. Today, Deputy Mission Leader Sally Earthrowl introduces us to Siri Østvold: “It has been a real privilege to hear the life stories of all of the crew members onboard Sea Dragon, and a real treat to have listened to these on deck with a […]

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