Global Research Expeditions

We've sailed 50,000 miles to the most remote corners of the world, and found plastic in almost every sample collected.

SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATORY RESEARCH
5 Gyres is built on a series of Oceanic Expeditions that have documented marine plastic pollution worldwide.

Each Oceanic Expedition brings together researchers, artists, activists and ocean-lovers to carry out scientific research, while also learning in a TEDx style environment with crew speaking about innovative solutions, education strategies, and policy needs.

2015 NORTH ATLANTIC GYRE EXPEDITION
In the summer of 2015, 5 Gyres’ team will mount its 14th trans-oceanic research expedition from the Bahamas to Bermuda and on to the Azores to study plastic pollution in the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre. The expedition will collect scientific data on plastic pollution.