Svalbard Research Project


Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen              

23rd June 2018 - 5th July 2018         




The aim of this expedition is to identify levels of non-visible pollution, in particular microplastic in the waters around Svalbard. As a very remote area, with little human interactions our aim is to identify levels of microplastic pollution in these waters. Plastic accumulation in remote areas could possibly be overlooked, due to the lack of nearby pollution sources, as a result of low population densities.


A major focus of this expedition will be to convey the impacts of non-visible pollution to the public thought the use of art (including photography and film, illustration, writing and music). We want to combine creativity, science and technology to give this expedition a lasting and meaningful impact that stretches beyond a scientific paper. With a team of 18 available we have scope to gather a team that involves a range of these skills.


Aspectos importantes

Sail Against Plastic: Making the Non-visible, visible.  


What is included in the voyage cost:

  • All meals on board Blue Clipper.  This includes daily breakfast, lunch and 3-course evening meal.  
  • Refreshments throughout the day.
  • Use of safety equipment.
  • Accommodation in a twin ensuite cabin
  • All instruction and lectures on board by fully qualified crew
  • The services of our hospitality and guest services manager

What is not included:

  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any shore excursions and meals on shore (unless otherwise stated)

Alcoholic, soft drinks and merchandise on board.  A TAB system is operated on board with payment required at the end of the voyage via cash or card.


  1. Longyearbyen