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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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Round Britain Round Up!

It’s been just over a month since our pioneering Round Britain sail was completed and the team have been busy wrapping up all the post-expedition work. Over the course of 28 days, the eXXpedition Round Britain crew sailed through UK waters and visited Plymouth, Cardiff, Belfast, Arran, Edinburgh and London. The three crews travelled over […]

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Meet eXXpedition scientist Jeanette Rotchell

This is part of our on-going series to introduce the fantastic scientists behind the science of eXXpedition Round Britain Let’s meet Jeanette Rotchell! About you Name: Jeanette Rotchell Institution Affiliation: University of Hull Position: Professor of Aquatic Toxicology Web URL: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jeanette_Rotchell General Research Interest: Environmental toxicology Science and plastics Briefly describe your background: I work in the […]

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Meet eXXpedition scientist Oksana Lane

This is part of our on-going series to introduce the fantastic scientists behind the science of eXXpedition Round Britain Let’s meet Oksana Lane! About you Name: Oksana Lane Institution Affiliation: Biodiversity Research Institute Position: Wetlands Program Director Web URL: http://www.briloon.org/ General Research Interest: Contaminants in wildlife and the environment, and plastics pollution Science and plastics […]

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Crew Update: Round Britain Day 17

eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Nicole Gordon and all of Holly’s Watch update us on the start of leg 3 – sailing, seals, science and ‘styrene: “Today was our first day at sea of Leg 3 – and for some of the crew, it was genuinely their first day at sea. For the first time […]

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Crew Update: Round Britain Day 16

eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Carol Devine gives us an insight into the eXXpedition Round Britain immersive art experience at ASCUS Lab, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Summerhall:   “Today was the last official day of eXXpedition Round Britain – Leg 2 Scotland. After a quick morning pack and cup of tea or coffee, we said goodbye […]

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Crew Update: Round Britain Day 12

eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Dr Jessica van Horssen tells us all about her up-close-and-personal encounter with the Loch Ness Monster: All-Female Contingent Discovers Loch Ness Monster Actually Made of Plastic “The all-female exxpedition collective made their way through the Caledonian Canal on their mission to trawl British waters for plastic contamination, and in the […]

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Meet eXXpedition scientist Stephanie Wright

This is part of our on-going series to introduce the fantastic scientists behind the science of eXXpedition Round Britain Let’s meet Stephanie Wright! About you Name: Dr Stephanie Wright Institution Affiliation: King’s College London Position: Early Career Research Fellow Web URL: https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/stephanie.wright.html General Research Interest: The environmental and human health impacts of microplastics. Science and […]

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Meet eXXpedition scientist Winnie Courtene-Jones

Behind-the-scenes of eXXpedition, we have an amazing volunteer team. This includes fantastic scientists who help our crews make sense of the data and samples collected on our eXXpedition journeys. Over the next few weeks, we are going to introduce you to some of our eXXpedition scientists – a vital but often hidden part of our […]

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