Navarino is excited to announce our sponsorship of a new initiative to tackle plastic pollution in our oceans – eXXpedition. Led by ocean advocate and skipper Emily Penn – it was founded in 2014 to shift the way people feel, think and act by building a global network of multidisciplinary women who can contribute to world-class scientific studies, explore solutions, and use their unique skill sets to tackle the problem from all angles.
eXXpedition Round the World is a pioneering all-female sailing voyage and scientific research mission to circumnavigate the globe via four ocean Gyres and the Arctic.
Over two years and 38,000 nautical miles, a crew of 300 women will take on 30 challenging voyage legs to sail through the some of the densest ocean plastic accumulation zones on the planet to study plastic pollution on board expedition sailing vessel S.V. TravelEdge.
Connected by a passion to protect our shared ocean, it will enable 300 women to go to sea as hands-on crew and experience first hand the challenges we face from single-use plastics while contributing to cutting-edge scientific research and solutions-based thinking.
Navarino’s support will come in the form of connectivity – we shall be offering the crew FleetBroadband airtime so that the ladies will be able to share their voyage online, stay in touch with loved ones and of course as a safety precaution.
We wish them all the best of luck and look forwards to seeing their updates as they cross the oceans for such a worthwhile cause!