The 5gyres.org has expaneded its research to examine the plastic pollution tosargasso_sea_map.jpg the Atlantic Ocean, with two scientific expeditions to both the North and South Atlantic gyres. On these two voyages, we’ll collect ocean samples to study plastic accumulation, as well as study fish for possible plastic ingestion and toxins in their tissues. These expeditions will produce tremendous data, helping to further understand the impact of plastic waste on the world’s oceans.

Greenrock will be hosting a visit by the SV Sea Dragon. This visit will be used for education, fund-raising and/or promotional purposes. 24 students from local Middle and Senior schools will be selected by their schools to have a private tour of the vessel on January 24th (Sunday).  Also, on Saturday, January 23rd, Sea Dragon will be tied up on Front Street in Hamilton for free public tours starting at 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

The crew from Sea Dragon will also be making a free public presentation on their expedition on Thursday, January 21st at G135 (135 King Steet and Front Street) from 6 to 8 pm.

About the Sea Dragon (www.panexplore.com):
all-pix-gold-camera11-08-274-711628.jpgThe Sea Dragon is a 72’ (19m) steel hulled sailing vessel built in the UK in 2000. Formerly known as CB 37, she is one of 11 second generation yachts built for the Global Challenge Race. Run four times since 1992, the race stands as one of the longest, most demanding ocean voyages ever made with an “upwind”, west-about 32,000km circumnavigation.

The Sea Dragon was purchased in late 2007 by Pangaea Exploration LLC, with a mission to learn about different parts of the world and how they are being affected by, and subsequently dealing with, the changes in our environment. In her new role, the boat provides a superb platform of rugged capability, capacity and efficiency with a naturally low environmental footprint. The vessel has the ability to safely take the expedition across vast areas of the world’s oceans, in almost any conditions for extended durations at sea. The vessel now has a mix of double and single bunks to hold 12 people, and a work room.

The crew will be traveling aboard the S.V. Sea Dragon and will seek to discoversargasso_sea_illustration.jpg the attitudes and innovation of peoples in many parts of the world, to better understand our actions and their impacts on the environment. They will observe pollution, water treatment, energy use, and most importantly talk with local people. By sharing everyone’s story, they hope to broaden the awareness of the human impact on our precious resources, the ocean and coast.

RECENT PRESS ARTICLES on Sea Dragon:

November 10, 2009 - new_york_times_article 31.65 Kb
December 26, 2009 - 5_gyres_press_release 1.15 Mb
January 12, 2010 - Dr. Eriksen - Sea Dragon Principal Scientist 70.34 Kb

About Greenrock

According to The Footprint Network, which measures the ability of the planet to produce resources and absorb waste, our resource use and waste production is 60% more than the earth can produce or absorb annually.

This overshoot is the result of decisions that we each make every day. We seek to generate debate and to influence people to change their behaviour.We strive to be catalysts: Success for us is when we can Change the Mindset so that sustainable use of resources is included in decision-making for individuals, government or businesses. ... read more


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