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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 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 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 […]

Day 25 Crew Update: Approaching the Broken Islands

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and film producer Sarah Michler describes the power of the night watch… “One of the most empowering parts of eXXpedition is that we are an entirely female team. Before setting sail in Vancouver, someone innocently asked if it was also an all female crew on the boat. Yes, and it […]

Day 23 Crew Update: Plastic – the symptom of a larger cause

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and TV presenter Victoria Fritz explores how this voyage has shaped how she thinks about plastic “We wake to a cling-film sheen on the water and a plan to steer a 130 nautical mile course to a group of remote, uninhabited islands. A few hours in, with a bite in […]

Day 19 Crew Update: Q&A with Eleanor Church

eXXpedition crew member Eleanor Church from England has documented our journey onboard Sea Dragon for the past 3 weeks. She is a passionate filmmaker with a big heart who wants to change the world for the better. Q. What do you do and why? A. I am a documentary filmmaker and photographer, and I specialize […]

Day 18 Crew Update: Q&A with Kristine Berg

KRISTINE MARIE BERG is eXXpedition North Pacific’s onboard circular economy expert Kristine is from Norway. She grew up in the beautiful northern region of Trondheim by Trondheimsfjorden. She loves swimming and the ocean. She’s a shining star – always smiling with a fierce determination and belief in a practical solution’s-based approach to the issue of marine […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Plastic Pollution and the Thames

eXXpedition Round Britain is working with some great partners during our journey around the British Isles. One of these partners is the Port of London Authority who are working hard to improve environmental conditions on the Thames, through their Cleaner Thames campaign and through supporting relevant projects, such as eXXpedition Round Britain! In fact, the […]

Crew Update: Round Britain Day 8

eXXpedition Round Britain leg 2 crew member Carol Devine meets her fellow crew members and Pangaea Exploration’s Sea Dragon for the first time: Mother Nature Rules: Changing Course Leg 2: Arran Island “The first thing I see arriving on Arran Island off the ferry is A bunch of bright green furry mossy rocks on the […]

Crew Update: Round Britain Day Four

eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Gail Tudor updates us on her visit to Cardiff and how plastic is having a far more prominent role than expected this early in the sail: “Our two days in Cardiff were amazing. Lots of boat tours with families who were really interested in the mission and determined to help […]

Meet Round Britain crew member Melissa Mayhew

Environmental Scientist and Round Britain Leg 3 Crew Member Melissa Mayhew tells us about her long-standing connection to Plymouth (our Round Britain start and end point) and why she’s happy to be returning as part of the eXXpedition crew: “I didn’t need much of an excuse to fly off overseas to study environmental sciences at […]

Creating Art from Waste Plastic

Round Britain crew member, biochemist and environmental artist Deborah Maw gives us the low-down on creating art from waste plastic. Postcards featuring Deborah’s art are available for purchase as part of the eXXpedition Round Britain crowdfunding campaign.   Waste plastic can be found in many places; our recycling bins, non-recycling bins, littering our streets and […]

Sunday 16 November — Our Crew Find Their Sea Legs!

Day 1 After five days in Marina Lanzarote, taking part and leading workshops/talks for the Atlantic Odyssey, Sea Dragon and her team of 14 changemakers has finally set sail! After crossing the line with 34 Atlantic Odyssey boats   we set a course between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura heading out into the BIG WIDE ATLANTIC OCEAN! […]

Why eXXpedition 2014? – Jenna's story!

EXXpedition Atlantic 2014 Resident Engineer Jenna Jambeck tells us why she joined our mission! “Friends younger than I have been diagnosed with ‪#‎breast‬ ‪#‎cancer‬. There are countless more people I know that have either succumbed to or beat cancer. While exposure to toxins is not the only cause, it certainly can contribute. And, while some […]