Expedition The Channel 2017

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Expedition The Channel 2017

Tuesday August 1, 2017, we set sail for The Channel on the third By the Ocean we Unite sailing expedition for cleaner oceans. Together with filmmakers, scientists and impact makers from around the globe we conduct scientific research, increase global awareness and activate people, organizations and governments to work on solutions for our global plastic problem.

Checkout this page for details on our scientific research, pictures, videos, collaborations, visits and all you need to know about the expedition.

Did you know that The United Nations has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development?

”My invitation to you: join these guys on one of their expeditions, it’s an awesome experience!” – Anoûl Hendriks, former DJ @ Radio 3FM

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Photos coming soon..

Main partner
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Supplying partners
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Scientific research

During the expedition, we will assist research projects from a range of institutes and universities. We will use a manta trawl to sample free floating sea surface plastics to determine their abundance per sea surface area and we will collect sediment samples from a range of beaches for measurements of plastics along the high tide line.

  • The Ocean Cleanup (the Netherlands)
  • 5 Gyres (United States)
  • Leiden University (the Netherlands)
English & Channel Islands collaborations

We are in touch with and will visit several people and organizations from England and the Channel Islands.

  • eXXpedition
  • Brighton Peace & Environment Centre (BPEC)
  • ABN AMRO Guernsey
  • We Are Liquid
  • La Société Guernesiaise
  • Sealord Photography
  • Outdoor Guernsey
  • Go Guernsey Land & Sea
  • Sark Astronomy Society (SAstroS)
Research partners
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Expedition partners
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Media coverage
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Pay-It-Forward-Fund (PIFF)

Plastic pollution is a global problem which we believe we can only solve by working together and helping where possible. Therefore we created the PIFF: Pay-It-Forward-Fund. It works as following: startups working on reducing plastic pollution can get in touch with us to explain their concept – sometimes we pick organizations we come across. During the expedition we’ll discuss ideas with the expedition members. All ideas, network and suggestions are forwarded to the organization after the expedition. Also we take part of the participation fee and put it in a fund, of which the expedition members themselves eventually decide which organization(s) they will support financially. Expedition members may also come up with a project themselves. If there are no participating organizations, expedition members come up with a project themselves.

Facts about the expedition!
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Dolphins seen
Surface water samples for microplastics
Nautical miles covered
Samples without plastics
Sediment samples