41: Emily Penn of Exxpedition – All Women Voyage Protecting Our Shared Oceans

Exxpedition round the world 2019-202 is an all-female sailing voyage and scientific research mission. Over 38,000 nautical miles and 30 voyage legs starting and ending in the UK, Exxpedition crews will explore plastics and toxins in our ocean, via four of the five oceanic gyres and the artic.
Emily Penn is an oceans advocate, skipper and artist; a graduate of Cambridge University with a degree in Architecture. Emily splits her time between running eXXpedition – a series of all female voyages which focus on the relationship between plastics and toxics and female health – and working on solving the ocean plastics issue with Parley for the Oceans and other corporate clients.
Highlights:
Emily’s personal story discovering the plastic ocean problem
Citizen research for ocean science and impact of the research
Getting funding and being a CIC Community Interest Company
Being an ambassador of SkyOceanRescue
Alternative to plastics
Useful links:
Emily Penn – http://www.emilypenn.co.uk/
Exxpedition – http://exxpedition.com/
Earthrace – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MY_Ady_Gil
Ooho – https://audioboom.com/posts/7153564-pierre-yves-paslier-of-skipping-rock-labs-making-packaging-disappear
Sky Ocean Rescue – https://skyoceanrescue.com/
Time Stamp:
[00:30] How did you discover the passion for solving the ocean plastic problem?
[01:55] Being a skipper of a boat
[03:58] What is citizen research
[06:40] Sponsorship and funding
[13:00] Getting involved in this movement
[15:00] Working with Sky News
[17:00] Ooho and alternative plastics
[19:00] Future of Exxpedition
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