Ship’s Blog

  • T-1 The Age We Live In

    Today is one of the toughest days of any expedition – just before we go. We are at maximum preparation intensity. The full team is there…physically at least. They are setting down, making home in a common space, orientating, figuring things out, thinking through all […]

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  • T-7…Here We Go Again

    I don’t know if this is how it was for Magellan, Columbus, Lewis and Clark, Shackelton, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin…or even Indiana Jones…but I have seen this movie before. What we remember about really exceptional expeditions is, well…, the “exceptional part”. Great team, discovery […]

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  • Where next?

    When we think about the future, particularly in environmental work, we so often feel the “walls” closing in on us- limiting our choices and presenting ever darker scenarios that are increasingly hard to get excited about. While it absolutely true that we face monumental challenges […]

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  • Sea Dragon Getting Ready To Rumble.

    It’s been a crazy year for us, lot’s of press, lots of great partnerships forming.  As many of you know by now, Pangaea is partnered with 5 Gyres on a whole host of expeditions.  At the end of August, Sea Dragon’s schedule gets frantic.  We’ll […]

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  • Ascension Island

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  • Lifecycle

    One of the important ideas in recovering from this dramatic marine debris program is “lifecycle management” or “cradle to cradle” (formerly -“to grave”). Sounding like a Sante-Fe inspired new age health plan, this is actually a very engineering oriented look at managing out use of […]

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  • No Island

    One of the toughest parts of conservation, business, family life or any human endeavor seems to be facing reality. We all spend alot of time looking around the issues, skimming the surface and fighting on the margins. Staring down the problem in its unvarnished truth […]

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  • One World Ocean- “For Immediate Release”

    Pangaea Exploration and 5 Gyres both firmly believe the greatest challenge facing the oceans today is our collective will to act. As tough as the problems may be, we do generally have very workable solutions. The technology, policy and cultural ideas area available to make […]

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  • Nuke it…well sort of…

    As hard as we work on observation, research and education….at some point we need to get to solutions. Dr. Marcus Eriksen and I recently went up to Montreal Canada to look at a promising new solution. Something called a Plasma Resource Recovery System – or […]

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  • Merci

    Today is important. It is the 100th anniversary of a man, and frankly, an era that has driven so much change in our relationship with the sea. Born in the south of France on June 11, 1910 Jacques Cousteau would have been 100 today. He […]

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