We are excited to announce that our latest expedition is under way. Together with clothing brand, Haka Honu, we have embarked on a ten-day journey of surf, science and discovery, to one of the most remote and least explored parts of Chile’s beautiful Patagonia region – the Chonos Archipelago.
Plastic Oceans science director for Latin America, Camila Ahrendt, is on board the research vessel, Tiffara, that also includes a group of talented surfers, filmmakers, photographers and storytellers. She’ll be collecting and analyzing microplastic samples, both on water and on land, with a research paper of her findings to follow in the coming months. We still need financial support to complete the full study, so please consider donating by clicking HERE. Now through April 20, 100% of your donation will go directly to this research project, which has an estimated cost of $10,000 (not part of the film production budget).
It’s another exciting adventure, in which we’ll find waves that have never been surfed, provide plastic pollution research in an area where none exists, and enjoy discovering the unknown. It’s all being documented on film, so stay tuned for more on this grand experience.
In the meantime, here’s a short video, featuring Camila and Haka Honu’s Jose Domingo Cheyre, to announce the expedition and collaboration – offering a glimpse of what’s to come.