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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 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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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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eXXpedition to sail through North Pacific Gyre this summer

This summer, an eXXpedition crew will be sailing through the heart of the North Pacific Gyre (aka the Great Pacific Garbage Patch) from Hawaii to Vancouver, then on from Vancouver to Seattle. During the voyages, the multidisciplinary team will collect data and samples to feed in to influential studies around the world. Additionally, as with […]

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New eXXpedition Round Britain Documentary on Sky

is excited to announce that THIS WEEK Sky is premiering a documentary following the eXXpedition Round Britain journey!   ‘A Plastic Voyage’ will premier on Tuesday 17th October on Sky Atlantic at 9pm and Wednesday 18th October on Sky News at 9pm   The documentary tells the story of our intrepid crew and their sail […]

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