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Day 22 Crew Update: Starting the science

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and TV researcher Beccy Finlayson shares the daily routine for leg 2 on Sea Dragon – sailing and science! “Day Two of Leg 2 and it was our first full day aboard Sea Dragon. Most of us had a night of broken sleep after taking turns on anchor watch throughout […]

Plymouth Outreach in the Spotlight: Round Britain Voyage

eXXpedition have run previous expeditions all over the world, but this summer was the first time they had a crew sampling in UK waters. The eXXpedition Round Britain journey took 28 days, and started and finished in Sutton Harbour, Plymouth. By the end of the journey, the crew had travelled 2,035 nautical miles and collected […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crew Update: Round Britain Day 10

Photo blog: eXXpedition Round Britain on the Caledonian Canal by eXXpedition Co-founder Emily Penn and eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Carol Devine The Round Britain Crew will be sending us daily updates from Sea Dragon, which will be posted here on the eXXpedition website. You will also be able to see updates from the crew […]

Science update 

We’ve been collecting samples for a little over 10 days now. And although we recognize how unique this opportunity is to collect along a 2000+-mile transect from Africa to South America, there is no sugar-coating the pervasive feeling that the repetitive field sampling we are doing has lost its allure. Even we scientists can appreciate […]

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 […]