Ahoy me hearties!
We’re beyond excited to announce that City to Sea has teamed up with environmental research organisation Darwin200, and we’ll be setting sail this summer to undertake a first of its kind, UK-wide Plastics Survey to investigate plastic pollution around the coasts of the British Isles.
Darwin200 is a planetary conservation initiative, which aims to change the world by creating the next pioneers of global science and creating the world’s most exciting classroom by live broadcasting the voyage to schools.
First of its kind research
The 13-week voyage will see us join a team of renowned environmentalists, researchers and a crew of young scientists to circumnavigate the UK. The voyage is starting in Folkstone on May the 16th and arriving into London on August 13th, where we’ll share our findings from the research with the world.
We’ll be stopping off at some of the most remote islands, from Shetland to Scillies, as well as some of the UK’s busiest ports to collect data which will enable us to better understand the scale of plastic waste in UK waters, and the types of plastics are most commonly found.
Reconnecting with the oceans
After what’s been a rollercoaster year, we’re itching to get back out there into the world, stepping away from our screens and reconnecting with our mission to connect our actions to our oceans so all life can thrive. Our goal for the voyage is not just to get a post-covid insight into the current state of our oceans, but to share what we find with the world. Re-engaging the public and highlighting the direct link between our everyday actions, and the plastic we all use, with the impact on our ocean in a visual way.
Join us on the voyage
We’ll be live-streaming the voyage and sharing our findings along the way, and you can get live updates from the ship and watch its progress with the live map – so stay tuned and make sure you’re following us on social media. We can’t wait to take you on the trip of a lifetime with us.