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Slaughter and May runs education and awareness exhibition

International law firm Slaughter and May has joined eXXpedition as Silver Sponsors for our Round the World mission 2019-2021. The firm held an exhibition at their offices in July 2019, to celebrate the launch of the partnership: As well as providing essential pro bono legal support for Round The World expedition planning, Slaughter and May […]

Science, art & fieldwork: eXXpedition ambassador on a communication mission

eXXpedition ambassador Deborah Maw shares how her experience at sea has influenced her artistic and scientific work: “I was part of eXXpedition Round Britain 2017, completing the entire circumnavigation. Originally I trained as a biochemist, researching the structure of vertebrate muscle fibers using electron microscopy. I then went on to train as a teacher before […]

eXXpedition runs workshop with German Sailing Team

On 19th June, eXXpedition’s co-founder, skipper and ocean advocate Emily Penn ran a workshop for the German Sailing team, youth sailors, coaches and support staff. This session focused on the impact of ocean plastics and toxics on our global seas, and how the individuals attending could make a positive impact on plastic pollution. The workshop […]

eXXpedition runs workshop with US Sailing Team

On 14th January 2019, eXXpedition’s co-founder Emily Penn ran a plastic pollution workshop in Miami for the US Sailing team. The session focused on the impacts of plastic and toxics on our ocean and helped the team identify how they could apply their own skills to tackling ocean plastic. The workshop was made possible thanks […]

Crew Profile of Ana Jarc

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and scientist Rowan Henthorn introduces us to crew member and environmental engineering student Ana Jarc… “Slovenia’s tourism industry can expect to receive an imminent boost thanks to the impact of their proud ambassador, Ana Jarc, during our voyage across the North Pacific. It’s impossible not to warm to Ančka immediately, […]

Crew profile of Bimadoshka Pucan

eXXpedition Office Manager and North Pacific crew member Soraya Abdel-Hadi introduces fellow crew member, PhD candidate and bursary recipient Bimadoshka Pucan… “Bimadoshka is a strong, inspiring woman, who despite being told at school that she couldn’t achieve her dreams has proven that if you work hard enough you can do whatever you want. When a […]

Crew Profile of Soraya Abdel-Hadi

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and PhD Candidate Bimadoshka Pucan introduces crew member, eXXpedition Office Manager and sustainability professional Soraya Abdel-Hadi… “Soraya is the Office Manager for eXXpedition and joins leg 2 on the SeaDragon. Her passion for environmental health fuels her work in battling plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. She is a rock climber, […]

Crew Profile of Ellise Chappell

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and film producer Sarah Michler introduces us to crew member, actress and influencer Ellise Chappell… “Ellise Chappell may be known for her leading role in “The Last Dragonslayer” or as Morwenna on the hit show “Poldark,” but on board she is the bubbly, positive, driven crew member who is determined […]

Crew Profile of Nikkey Dawn

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and TV presenter Victoria Fritz introduces us to designer, artist and photographer Nikkey Dawn… “Nikkey is our resident Canadian, British Columbian, proud Squamish citizen, tour guide, natural historian, anthropologist, designer, photographer and night-watch flosser.  They say necessity is the mother of invention. In Nikkey’s case, necessity meant reinvention as an […]

Crew Profile of Victoria Fritz

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member, designer and artist Nikkey Dawn introduces us to crew member and TV presenter Victoria Fritz… “If you live in the UK you’re probably familiar with crew member Victoria Fritz brining you the latest news on finance, economics and most recently transport for the BBC.  Victoria grew up in an idyllic […]

Crew Profile of Sarah Michler

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and actress Ellise Chappell gives us an insight into crew member and film producer Sarah Michler: “Sarah Michler, film producer from New York, currently based in LA, brings such a bright, positive presence on board. So approachable and easy to get along with, I’m feeling lucky to have her as […]

North Pacific Leg 2: Solutions Workshop

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and PhD Candidate Bimadoshka Pucan shares the experience of taking part in a solutions workshop with the rest of the leg 2 crew: Aboard Sea Dragon, scientists, social innovators, and public figures brainstorm to create sustainable solutions to the plastic pandemic facing our oceans. Mission Leader Emily Penn led the group through […]

Day 27 Crew Update: Orcas and Changemakers

eXXpedition crew member and actress Ellise Chappell shares her experience of joining the North Pacific voyage and, one of the most moving moments of leg 2… “When I found out that I had secured a place on Leg 2 of eXXpedition’s North Pacific voyage this year, I was absolutely overcome with joy, excitement and gratitude. […]

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 […]

Day 17 Crew Update: Filming on eXXpedition North Pacific

During the first leg of our eXXpedition North Pacific voyage, crew member and filmmaker Eleanor Church has been capturing all the important moments on camera. She says: “The wind is up for our last few days of sailing as we approach Vancouver and we are battening down the hatches.  I’ve been filming since we set […]

Day 13 Crew Update: Profile of Karine Therrien

eXXpedition crew member Siri Østvold introduces us to teacher and yogi Karine Therrien: “Some people just have that drive and dedication that is contagious. Karine is one of those women. She is a devoted mother of four children. Together with her man they take them sailing and learning and enjoying nature. Also with her background in […]

Day 10 Crew Update: 1,000 pieces of plastic

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member Michelle Byle reflects on the plastic the crew are finding as they sail through the North Pacific gyre: “We took a small sample of the ocean water today. We poured it through a series of screens to filter out its contents. This is what we found: over 1000 pieces of […]

Day 9 Crew Update: Tracking Marine Debris

As the eXXpedition North Pacific crew travel through the North Pacific Gyre, they are gaining a greater awareness of exactly how much plastic is gathering. Crew member Eleanor Church updates us on a different kind of science the crew are helping with: “As we were putting out the manta trawl into the water today, Siri […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]