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Global Ocean Environment Survey

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More than 60% of global biomass is made up of tiny animals and plants less than 1mm! They are the life support of the planet and at a critical tipping point. Ocean pollution and acidification has already reduced numbers to 50% and without action we face total marine system collapse. The GOES (Global Oceanic Environmental Survey) Foundation need the international sailing community to set up mini labs on their boats to collect and filter water samples for tiny particles and plankton twice a day, providing crucial data to turn the tide. They provide plankton sampling equipment to yachts crossing oceans, where there is a lack of information on oceanic micro plastic and priority toxic chemicals to collect thousands of vitally important samples of plankton from remote places all around the globe for toxic chemical analysis.

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Be part of a global data collection project and help transform climate mitigation approaches

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Collect and filter seawater samples, count plankton and microplastics and share your findings.

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Our Freeranger crew sampled for the GOES survey between New Zealand and Canada during a transpacific voyage in 2023. Even complete beginners to citizen science loved getting involved and contributing to the daily samples and analysis!

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In 2023 our crew on Freeranger took part and collected samples twice per day for the entire voyage of 7,500nm from New Zealand to Canada (minus a handful of times when it was not safe to do so) taking photos of the samples using a microscope on board and documenting the results which were submitted to the project upon landfall. Over 100 at-sea water samples were collected. Everyone felt really empowered by the chance to contribute to such a worthwhile project during the passage!

Larissa Clark, co-founder Free Range Ocean

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