Beachcleaning with artists – a whole new experience! The last two weeks we have been on a trip with a group of artists, young people from all over the world, who come with the organisation „The Farm“ to the SV Antigua. They took part in our plastic project for the Alfred-Wegener-Institute with big enthusiasm, and very different than all other groups we ever had!
We have fought. And won. It took us four long hours to bring down an orange coloured sea monster, laying on a beach in Spitsbergen. We did that for our Plastic Monitoring Project for the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research. Afterwards we were tired, dirty, and smelled like a monster ourselves. But we had it on board. Monster 0, Antigua 1!!!
The first voyages with SV Antigua are over, we sailed from the Netherlands to Spitsbergen, from Harlingen to Longyearbyen. On the way we started our plastic project for the AWI, the Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany.We have found lots of garbage on land and at sea. It was clear before, we would find more than we could ever collect and weigh, but how much it was in the end, was still surprising.