Solutions-based science

At sea and on land

Our all-female voyages have supported solutions-based science since their inception by contributing to world-class scientific studies that are urgently needed to inform up-stream solutions and close the loop on plastic waste on land. We’ve partnered with many world class research and academic institutions and scientists around the world to advance a better understanding of the plastics issue as a whole and to work with industry to pinpoint solutions and policy at a global level by addressing knowledge-gaps and delivering evidence to inform effective solutions.

Uncovering Solutions

“In recent years, tackling the plastics in our oceans has become one of our most high-profile environmental challenges. It is crucial that we use innovative and informed means to develop a greater understanding of the issue’s global scale, and to identify ways to address it.” – Professor Richard Thompson OBE, Head of the International Marine Litter Research Unit

Round the World Mission

Our Science Programme

The research conducted during eXXpedition Round the World aimed to advance a better understanding of the plastics issue as a whole, and to work with industry to pinpoint solutions and policy at a global level by addressing knowledge-gaps and delivering evidence to inform effective solutions.

Read our key findings and impact from eXXpedition Round the World here.

The science programme was led by Dr. Winnie Courtene-Jones, eXXpedition Science Lead, University of Plymouth. It has been developed  with ocean plastic experts Professor Richard Thompson OBE Head of the International Marine Litter Research Unit at the University of Plymouth, and Professor Jenna Jambeck, Associate Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia, and is supported by the eXXpedition Science Advisory Board which includes a mix of leading academics and industry representatives including Dr Daniel Schwaab TOMRA Senior Vice-President for Circular Economy Strategy.

THE RTW SCIENCE PROGRAMME IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH OUR PARTNERSHIPS

Our RTW Science Collaborators

what we set out to uncover

See the impact from our Round the World science programme here.

Our local science sponsors

Contributing to studies worldwide