Next generation sailing, conservation, technology & ethos
The North Devon Marine Project is an independent, not-for-profit business that exists to ignite a passion for the ocean, connecting marine science, engineering and the next generation of ocean advocates.
Based from within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve we aim to lead by example.
It is in everyone’s interest to protect the natural environment and ensure that growth is sustainable, in other words, making sure that meeting the needs of the present does not compromise the needs of future generations.
We set out to explore sustainable sailing practices and make the unseen seen. As well as removing the carbon emissions, we consider the impact of our anchors, antifoul and waste, by sharing the insight and collaborating on solutions we are building the foundation for zero impact at sea.
Provided we give nature the chance, it is incredibly adept at bouncing back we need to share the workload to increase ocean literacy helping to restore our delicate ocean, and you can help.
"The cure for anything is salt water; sweat, tears or the sea"
We are now fully aware of our changing planet. The need to reduce our carbon impact is as important as facing the loss of biodiversity. The changing ocean and warmer climate along with the relentless stream of pollutants must all be addressed holistically and solutions found quickly.
Powered only by nature "Nazca" was one of the first leave no trace expedition sailing vessels. Fully electric and with a biocide free foul release system she sails to advance sustainable practices, develop policy, promote responsible citizenship and encourage young people to be involved with the ocean.
The subject of a new era of seamanship, where diesel or gas no longer plays a part. New methods and new techniques, Nazca provides access to the ocean for training, research and development
Your continued support will enable us to meet our ambition to be the first no trace sailing academy. Your generous donation will fund our mission.