Aurora Expeditions to help measure marine pollution

Aurora Expeditions aims to raise awareness about the importance of sustainable maritime practices in collaboration with marine pollution mapping organisation Eyesea.

The US-based non-profit organisation’s primary mission is to develop tech-based tools to combat coastal and marine pollution and to provide advanced management tools on shore and within the maritime industry.

The partnership will see the expedition cruise company join Eyesea as a member to measure pollution in remote locations around the world including the Arctic, Antarctic and North West Passage.

Aurora Expeditions will work on several joint initiatives, including testing Eyesea’s mapping technology and incorporating the use of a reporting app and supporting material into its voyages.

This will provide passengers with a way to provide input into environmental tech development both at sea and when they return to shore.

Aurora Expeditions’ chief executive Michael Heath said: “We are very excited to join forces with Eyesea on this important journey towards preserving our oceans. 

“Looking after the wild places we visit has been core to our operations since our company was founded more than 32 years ago. Now more than ever, this is an issue we all must address. 

“Our passengers and expedition team are passionate about exploring the world’s most remote regions, and this collaboration allows us to not only showcase these extraordinary places but also contribute to their protection.”

Eyesea founder Graeme Somerville-Ryan added: “Together with Aurora Expeditions, we can reach a broader audience and inspire more people to join the cause of marine conservation. 

“Our oceans are vital to the health of our planet, and by working together – by simply recording what we see and recover – we can drive much wider change.”

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