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OUR MISSION

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Adventure sailing, citizen science and storytelling to inspire action for a healthy ocean among boating and coastal communities.

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A JOURNEY
WITH PURPOSE

Contributing to, and enabling other boaters and sea-going folk to take part in, the smorgasbord of citizen science projects that urgently need support and volunteers.

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ADVENTURE SCIENCE
& STORYTELLING

Advancing knowledge and understanding of our global ocean by hosting local early-career researchers & storytellers in the places we visit. 

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SHOWCASING 
INNOVATIVE EQUIPMENT

Using FREERANGER as a testbed for innovative research-based or green-operational technologies, From simple solutions to high-tech innovations.

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INTRODUCING

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OUR EXPEDITION SAILBOAT

A bluewater Beneteau 50 Celebration. 

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OUR NEXT JOURNEY

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After a year cruising in the Pacific North West we will depart Victoria, British Columbia in July 2024 and sail north to Bella Bella before heading around Vancover Island on the west coast to Ucluelet our last stop in Canada before we set sail south to San Francisco, USA in mid-September, down the coast of California in October and making our way along the west coast of Mexico and to the Sea of Cortés (Gulf of California) which thought to be one of the most diverse seas on Earth and is home to more than 5,000 species of micro-invertebrates! On the way we will contribute to several exciting citizen science research projects.

More details to follow.

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OUR STORY

Free Range Ocean is a project by British-Canadian duo Duncan Copeland and Larissa Clark. Set up in 2023 as a not-for-profit organisation it brings together the best of our combined forty years in environmental campaigns, development and communications and channels them into a massive personal and professional project designed to positively impact the people and places we visit aboard Freeranger our 50ft expedition sailboat and home.

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BE THE CHANGE!

EXPLORE OUR OCEAN CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT DIRECTORY TO DISCOVER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES.

We've got dozens listed already from around the world that need citizen scientists to get involved in all kinds of projects - from pollution to biodiversity - at all times of the year. We welcome suggestions of new projects!

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