North Pacific Expedition 2013

Meeting the North Pacific

Public opinion is now aware of the problems of global warming and ice melt but has not yet opened its eyes to the appearance of this 7th continent. Out of sight, far away from polluters, in the middle of the ocean, tons of pieces of plastic are floating around and have amassed into an immense area of waste due to the currents. The navigator Patrick Deixonne and his crew left on May 15th for 17 days at sea to view the gyre of the North Pacific. This “environmental disaster, which has so far gone unnoticed” “sends shivers down your spine” when you meet it face to face…

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The Results of the “7th Continent” Mission

Since the mission’s return, samples have been sent to various laboratories to be analysed. We are patiently awaiting the first results! You’ll find the pictures taken on board as well as a news report here.

THE BUILD-UP OF A CONTINENT OF PLASTIC… IN OUR OCEANS!

L’équipe OSL