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Sediment sampling, supermarket and beach clean

Written by Natascha Glanzer-Fuerst and Louise Tremewan Images from Louise Tremewan ON LEG TWO FROM AZORES TO ANTIGUA WITH COPERNICUS MARINE SERVICE After a breakfast of cereal and coffee (we have several caffeine fiends on board!), we started our day with learning how to carry out sediment sampling from different points along the boat with […]

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 […]

Top 5 of our North Pacific Media Coverage

Now our eXXpedition North Pacific voyage is complete, we finally have some time to reflect. Not only did 24 amazing women go sailing, but we also collected data and samples for partner scientists all over the world. We held outreach events in Vancouver and Victoria, and clean ups in Hawaii, Vancouver and on the remote […]

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 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 Laura Leiva

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and TV researcher Beccy Finlayson introduces us to crew member, marine scientist and developing nations bursary recipient Laura Leiva “Introducing Laura Leiva – marine scientist and all round inspiring lady who is dedicating her time to better understanding our marine environment and forwarding conservation efforts. Laura originally hails from tropical […]

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 […]

Meet our North Pacific 2018 Bursary Recipients

In April, as part of our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, eXXpedition opened applications for two bursary places on the second leg of our North Pacific 2018 voyage. These two bursaries – one for a woman from a developing nation and one for a Female Indigenous Person of Canada – were made possible through the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crew Update: Round Britain Day Three

eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Deborah Maw updates us on what has been “rollercoaster ride” of a first couple of days: “This is Friday evening and I’m writing from our storytelling venue – a very charming cafe next to the World of Boats and Doctor Who Exhibition. We left Plymouth on Tuesday evening amidst much […]