The only real way to know if we are on the right rack is by exploring the concepts, and gathering the data.
We've built Nazca as a fully electric, a solar and wind powered exploration vessel, along with next generation foul prevention systems and a significant data capture, if we are going to raise awareness on a changing ocean, and campaign for a better future we must lead by example.
The insight is profound, and enables valuable feedback based on real world experience and observational data. Insight that we use to evolve engineering concepts, with talks and events to explore solutions to improve life on and in the ocean.
We fully capture all the data required to complete any task, renewable power that supports the science, the boat, her equipment and crew.
Our ROV With has a max depth: of 200M (656 FT) provides imagery to record research on hulls and mooring systems, anchorages and conservation zones.
A data fetch of floating debris and microplastics, offshore, coastal and in estuaries. Data that can help find solutions to stop the relentless impact of plastic pollution.
Using this grab sampler, we can take samples taken from the bottom of the sea, providing vital insight into high polluting areas and the wider implications.
One of the most interesting areas developing in clean energy storage is in Hydrogen. This has the potential to provide an alternative to large battery banks and diesel/petrol generators. It's early days for the technology, but it's not new technology. Every effort made is a step in the right direction.
As ambassadors for the 5Gyres institution, we follow their protocol for data collection and analysis of plastic pollution. Using our Manta Trawl we sieve the samples and document them into classes of waste and sizes. The analysis from each collection provides insight as to the source. From now until 2030 we are trawling zones in the Celtic Sea and Bristol Channel to find out what pollution travels on our daily tides, and whether it is improving or worsening.
An area of specific interest are the waters within the Biosphere reserve. The Bristol Channel has the second highest tidal range in the world, over ten metres in North Devon. This offers a unique insight along with specific challenges. We are looking for what directly impacts our local marine world, from the local towns to the big cities all along the North and South coasts of the Channel. Our aim is to understand the changes over the next ten years.
This data program is part of a global network of like-minded individuals who want to take action against plastic pollution. We share and collaborate on research, policies and solutions. With growing numbers of groups and organisations fighting the cause, there is now significant progress being made. Data collected locally can be applied locally, inspiring targeted discussions that lead to positive action on land and water.
Based a few miles from Ilfracombe, we are proud to be associated with the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. From the highlands of Dartmoor and Exmoor, down the river valleys to the sea and beyond Lundy, the North Devon Biosphere is one of 668 Reserves in 122 countries designated by UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme and was the first of 6 to be designated in the UK.
The Biosphere is simply a demonstrator, an example of what our world should look like now, to lead by example. This area acts as a focal area for research and development, sustainable development concepts that aim to accelerate net zero targets, and inspire green blue initiatives.
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Sailing with a leave no trace policy using only the power of nature. we lead zero impact sailing, and inspire positive change.
We need a collective joined up approach to solve our most pressing issues, collaboration between authority, academia, industry and operator to drive positive change for the ocean.
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We only have one ocean, and campaigning for a cleaner and more sustainable planet is a primary objective. There is much talk of the climate crisis, but as important, if not more so, is the biodiversity crisis.
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