eXXpedition are on a round-the-world, two year journey that will cross four of the five oceanic gyres and the Arctic.
With mission to investigate the causes of and solutions to ocean plastic pollution, the complete journey will see research sailing vessel TravelEdge travel more than 38,000 nautical miles through four of the five oceanic gyres, where ocean plastic is known to accumulate.
The voyage is being led by a crew of multidisciplinary women whose skills range from entrepreneurs to archeologists, hailing from Indonesia to Germany and all the way to Canada - all using their unique skills to help tackle the ocean plastic crisis.
The all-female crew set sail from Plymouth last month led by ocean advocate and ARBORETUM advisory board member Emily Penn. The first leg will finish in the Azores, where the crew will switch over and continue to Antigua through the North Atlantic Gyre.
300 women will join the crew for various legs of the voyage. Follow their journey here.