After eleven months of eager anticipation, in just a few days I will finally embark on a very exciting expedition with the 5 Gyres Institute. For one full month, I will be part of a thirteen person crew on a 72-foot sail boat, sailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cape Town, South Africa to study plastic pollution that has made its way from land to the middle of the South Atlantic. None of this would be possible if it weren’t for your generosity and support!
Though I will not have internet access while at sea, I am hoping to send updates via satellite phone which will be posted to my blog (http://plasticconfetti.blogspot.com/) by friends and family for all who are interested in following my progress. In addition, you may follow the expedition here:
5 Gyres Blog:
Pangaea Exploration Blog:
A live map of our boat's position can be viewed here:
I look forward to sharing this adventure with you and thank you again for your interest and support of these important issues!