Sep 24, 2020 6:00
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eXXpedition | Dr. Winnie Courtene-Jones and Sally Earthrowl
September 24th @ 9:00am eastern
eXXpedition runs pioneering all-female sailing research expeditions to investigate the causes of and solutions to ocean plastic pollution. ‘Round the World’ covers over 38,000 nautical miles, including 4 of the oceans plastic accumulation zones (gyres). Split into 30 voyage legs, this will enable 300 women to go to sea as hands-on crew, participate in scientific research and solutions-based thinking.
Dr. Winnie Courtene-Jones is a marine scientist specialising in ocean plastic pollution, and has researched this topic in a variety of environments from coasts to some of the remotest parts of the deep sea. Winnie leads the eXXpedition Round the World science and when not sailing she is based at the University of Plymouth, UK.
Sally Earthrowl is keen environmentalist, adventurer and Geography teacher. Living and teaching in Bali, Indonesia, Sally witnessed first-hand the devastating impacts of plastic pollution and the power of passionate people who want to make a difference. In 2018 she joined eXXpedition, sailing and carrying out scientific research into plastic pollution in the North Pacific Gyre. As Mission Leader, Sally is mostly found out at sea leading voyages and outreach events across the world.
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