North Pacific 2018

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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: Plastic – the symptom of a larger cause

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and TV presenter Victoria Fritz explores how this voyage has shaped how she thinks about plastic “We wake to a cling-film sheen on the water and a plan to steer a 130 nautical mile course to a group of remote, uninhabited islands. A few hours in, with a bite in […]

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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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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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