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For those who want to join an expedition or overseas project, rather than plan their own, the Society can offer support in a number of ways.

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 Use our directory of links to search for grants available to join an expedition either as a group or individual.

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Expedition vacancy of the month

Gyre to Gaia - Pangaea Exploration

Pangaea Exploration is a marine exploration, education and conservation organisation. They focus on scientific and conservation expeditions as well as sailing voyages. This Autumn they will survey the North Atlantic Gyre for microplastics and explore the wider issues surrounding the design challenge that plastic pollution poses.

This expeditions has two parts - an outward journey and return journey following the same route.
Falmouth to Azores 17-28 September 2014
Azores to Falmouth 4-12 October 2014
For more information please visit

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