Oban – Ardrossan, Exploring Ocean Plastic Pollution

21 – 28th Sept

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This trip will coincide with the Autumn’s biggest ocean cleanup event, the Great British Beach Clean. We shall be learning about the ocean plastics crisis and getting stuck in to share our stories from the sea with local communities.

Leading on from our ocean plastics programme in 2018, a diverse crew from many different backgrounds will sail to explore the coastline and islands of Argyll, learn more about this pressing issue, and look for evidence of microplastics in a sea which appears pristine.

The trip will begin in Oban with a community beachclean with local ocean plastics hero Janie Steele. Beachcleans are a great, (and fun!) way of illustrating in a graphic way our personal impact on the oceans. We also carry a microplastics net and microscope to have a close look at these toxic remnants of our plastic addiction first hand out on the open sea.

As well as sharing and developing ideas onboard during the week, you will join Sail Britain’s growing community of artists, scientists and activists raising awareness and searching for solutions across a wide variety of disciplines.