In April 2018, we’re building relationships with oceanic and marine protection organisations, to take a journey exploring the impact of plastic waste on marine life in the Indonesian archipelago, and what we can do about it. The trip will look at, not only the scientific aspects but also Social, Cultural and Spiritual connections to embed our learning and tell a deeper story.
We are currently building key friendships with committed groups working towards campaigning, protecting, and respecting our oceans and are still in the process of designing the trip. At this stage we invite you to express interest so you can be kept up to date on joining this important journey.
Abby is a marine biologist and micro plastics researcher who grew up on a small Maine island with the ocean as her playground. Her passion for travel and the outdoors brought her to the University of Tasmania, where she earned a degree in Zoology with a focus on Marine Biology. After spending time mapping the canopy of old-growth temperate rainforests and trapping Tasmanian devils, she studied seahorse diversity, distribution and trade in Papua New Guinea and sea turtle populations in Central America. Her fascination with wildlife and different cultures spurred travels from the South Pacific to the Himalayas, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, North Africa, Europe and South America.
Since 2012 she has directed microplastic research, initiating one of the first baseline data maps of microplastic pollution in global aquatic systems. Her plastic pollution research has taken her on expeditions to the Coral Triangle and Southern Oceans.
When she is not in the lab or conducting field investigations you can find her on her oyster farm in Maine.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Sophie at firstname.lastname@example.org phone (03) 9389 0183.
Photos from past Indonesia trips
Next trip: 30th March – 8th April 2018
For further details contact Sophie
(03) 9389 0183
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