We are two Belgian adventurers sailing around the Atlantic, for a period of one and a half year since mid-July 2020, in order to raise awareness on plastic pollution in the oceans. Throughout our trip we will collect samples all over the Atlantic ocean in partnership with Ocean Eye, who will conduct an analysis of these microplastic samples in a lab. The data generated by this research will be transmitted to the GRID department of the United Nations Environment Program and made available worldwide with its “geodata” geographic information system.
Another aspect of our project is to raise public awareness on plastic pollution in our oceans and change people’s habits. Our goal is to reach as many people as we can. Thus, we will organize meetings during our trip, small gatherings / workshops with our partners, promote it on our website and our social media, and write articles along the way. Moreover, we will also collaborate with local schools, launching projects with students from different grades.