North Pacific 2018

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Day 7 Crew Update: Profile of Sally Earthrowl

Our eXXpedition North Pacific crew is made up of some extraordinary women from a range of skillsets. Today, scientist and crew member Emily Duncan introduces our Deputy Mission Leader Sally Earthrowl: “Every evening we have been lucky enough to hear from each of our crew members on how there path has led them to be […]

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Day 6 Crew Update: Making the Unseen Seen through Citizen Science

Deputy Mission Leader Sally Earthrowl introduces us to the plastic soup the North Pacific is encountering now they have started their citizen science: “A week into the mission means everyone has now got their sea legs and is fully on board with the purpose of our venture. To make the unseen seen. After much anticipation […]

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Day 5 Crew Update: Packing for the Unknown in the North Pacific

Packing for a three-week sail can be a challenge. Crew member Karine Therrien shares how she decided what to take with her for the eXXpedition North Pacific voyage: “I started by buying a big (75L) waterproof duffle bag to be sure everything fit. I was looking to pack as light as possible, but at the […]

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Day 4 Crew Update: Settling into a Rhythm

As the eXXpedition North Pacific crew start to see more evidence of plastic pollution around them, their thoughts turn to solutions and collaboration. Crew member Eleanor Church says: “Life at sea is feeling relatively normal and we’re all now comfortable being at the helm. This has given us the headspace to really think about why […]

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Day 3 Crew Update: North Pacific Life at 45 degrees

eXXpedition crew members Eleanor Church and Michelle Byle (Watch Crew 1) settle into life on board Sea Dragon: “We’re sitting in the moonlight as the wind is dying off a bit. It’s been a wild night of squals and fast sailing – Sea Dragon cut through the waves at fourty knots at one point. We’re […]

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Crew Update Day 2: Setting sail on eXXpedition North Pacific

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member Michelle Byle shares what it’s like joining an eXXpedition journey as a non-sailor: “Not having had any prior sailing experience, I genuinely had no idea what I was getting myself into joining an expedition from Oahu to Vancouver. This experience has been both exciting and nerve wracking, to say the […]

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Crew Update: North Pacific Day 1

The eXXpedition North Pacific crew have started their experience with a beach clean alongside Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii. eXXpedition Crew Member Michelle Byle tells us more: “The final few days leading up to the voyage have been full of activity, and emotion. Through a collaboration with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, the eXXpedition crew conducted a beach clean-up […]

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eXXpedition Co-Founder Becomes Sky Ocean Rescue Ambassador

eXXpedition’s co-founder Emily Penn has been appointed a Sky Ocean Rescue Ambassador. Sky Ocean Rescue was launched on the 24th January 2017 by broadcaster Sky, and aims to highlight challenges to ocean health, find solutions to ocean plastic and to encourage people to make positive changes in their own lives to protect our global waters. Last year, […]

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Recycling innovators confirmed as Title Sponsor of eXXpedition North Pacific 2018

Reverse vending recycling leader TOMRA has come on board as the Title Sponsor for eXXpedition’s next highly anticipated all-women plastic research voyage North Pacific 2018. Emily Penn, co-founder of eXXpedition, says: “It’s a dream for us to welcome TOMRA as our Title Sponsor for the eXXpedition North Pacific voyage. For over 45 years they’ve made […]

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