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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 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 Meg Tapp

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and scientist Imogen Napper introduces us to crew member waste management expert and marketing professional Meg Tapp… “Let me introduce you to Meg Tapp! English literature graduate, runner, actress and a one to watch out for! Meg started championing for environmental matters from a young age. She shared a story […]

Day 28 Crew Update: Talks and Tows

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member and marine scientist Laura Leiva shares our event-filled last few days on board (and on land!) “After a phenomenal talk at an event Patagonia hosted for eXXpedition crewmembers in Victoria, BC we all felt proud of each other and sad because our journey together is almost over. Even though we […]

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. […]

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 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 15 Crew Update: Profile of Rowan Henthorn

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member Jen Russell introduces fellow crew member and scientist Rowan Henthorn: “There aren’t many people who can pull off a bucket-hat, but Rowan Henthorn is definitely one of them. Rowan was lucky enough to grow up on the beautiful Isle of Man, where she had a childhood filled with beach trips, and being taken […]

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 12 Crew Update: Profile of Jen Russell

eXXpedition North Pacific crew member Rowan Henthorn introduces us to fellow crew member and filmmaker Jen Russell: “Jen is the kind of girl you meet and like instantly, her energy and optimism is infectious. On board Sea Dragon, Jen loves to regale the crew with songs on her ukulele, and is always singing and making jokes, […]

Day 5 Crew Update: Packing for the Unknown in the North Pacific

Packing for a three-week sail can be a challenge. Crew member Karine Therrien shares how she decided what to take with her for the eXXpedition North Pacific voyage: “I started by buying a big (75L) waterproof duffle bag to be sure everything fit. I was looking to pack as light as possible, but at the […]

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 […]

Day 3 Crew Update: North Pacific Life at 45 degrees

eXXpedition crew members Eleanor Church and Michelle Byle (Watch Crew 1) settle into life on board Sea Dragon: “We’re sitting in the moonlight as the wind is dying off a bit. It’s been a wild night of squals and fast sailing – Sea Dragon cut through the waves at fourty knots at one point. We’re […]

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 […]

Crew Update: North Pacific Day 1

The eXXpedition North Pacific crew have started their experience with a beach clean alongside Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii. eXXpedition Crew Member Michelle Byle tells us more: “The final few days leading up to the voyage have been full of activity, and emotion. Through a collaboration with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, the eXXpedition crew conducted a beach clean-up […]

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 […]

Round Britain Round Up!

It’s been just over a month since our pioneering Round Britain sail was completed and the team have been busy wrapping up all the post-expedition work. Over the course of 28 days, the eXXpedition Round Britain crew sailed through UK waters and visited Plymouth, Cardiff, Belfast, Arran, Edinburgh and London. The three crews travelled over […]

Crew Update: Round Britain Day 21

eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Tanya Ferry reflects on leaving the Thames for the final part of the eXXpedition Round Britain journey to Plymouth: “Today we leave the Thames, which for me is a sad moment. But, excitingly we are able to use the Manta trawl, this will be the first time it has been […]

Crew Update: Round Britain Day 20

What was it really like to sail through Tower Bridge? eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Deborah Maw fills us in: “We arrived in London today in a state of huge excitement – we had permission to go through London Bridge. We were all on watch at some time during the night but no one wanted […]

Crew Update: Round Britain Day 19

As Sea Dragon and the leg 3 crew settle in on the Thames, eXXpedition Round Britain First Mate Holly Vint describes the highlights of the day before, as the crew approached the Thames Estuary: “Having emerged from the eerie fields of gas and oil rigs just off the Wash, this morning’s 4am watch began with us […]

Crew Update: Round Britain Day 17

eXXpedition Round Britain crew member Nicole Gordon and all of Holly’s Watch update us on the start of leg 3 – sailing, seals, science and ‘styrene: “Today was our first day at sea of Leg 3 – and for some of the crew, it was genuinely their first day at sea. For the first time […]

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 […]