Ship’s Blog

  • 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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  • Mixing Art and Science

    That’s it, right there, the first time I saw the ocean- only 14 years old… We recently had a chance to sit down to eat, talk and learn with a man that has been an inspiration to many of us in ocean conservation- and a […]

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  • Reflections of a three time crosser

    Stephen Amato served as crew for almost nine months on Sea Dragon. A bit like the young man in Jack London’s Sea Wolf, he went to sea and came home a changed man. Have a look at this video…

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  • Different thinking

    This week we had several great examples of the value…perhaps even necessity of different thinking. We don’t just mean different ideas, but a completely different set of skills, and perspective.. and different approach to the same problem. First Portia and I were fortunate enough to […]

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  • Tuesday, 20 April 2010 Taking action – spreading the word

    On Sunday my wife and New Forest runner will run London marathon to promote Banning the Bag – plastic consumable bags in Lymington. Plastics collected North Atlantic 2010 – photo Maarten Vanden Eynde The project came about from my work earlier this year when I […]

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  • Monday, 19 April 2010 Why Town to Town, why not national?

    Through the course of my research I have discovered that many countries around the world including France, Italy, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, South Africa, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Somalia, Germany, Belgium, Bhutan, India, Sweden, Malta and Japan, plus many more have banned free plastic bags, some […]

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  • Monday, 19 April 2010 Roving blog – ever present reminder

    Helping a friend launch his boat today I found myself afloat once again surrounded by plastic evidence. A plastic bottle pieces of tape and plastic particulate. Remembering that unless someone does something that bottle could be there for up to an estimated 1,000 years I […]

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  • Monday the 19th April 2010 First step towards Banning the Bag Converting words into action.

    Today is the day that I start in earnest to Ban the Bag in my own home town of Lymington, from here other awareness projects and campaigns will sprout. In Lymington we are very much in touch with nature, with the sea, marshes and beaches […]

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