east coast
odyssey

Where Art, Science
and Adventure Meet

A Expedition

Video from one of our trips filmed with Warringah Council in 2013. Music by Crooked Fiddle Band



East Coast Odyssey 2014

The East Coast Odyssey has now completed its mission. Thanks for your support.

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This year, the historic tall ship Yukon was transformed to host sonic and visual installations from Sydney artists Christine Simpson and Cade Turner, heightening "sea senses" while sailing the Harbour's calm waters.

Passengers met the team from East Coast Odyssey whose mission, in collaboration with ANSTO (the Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organisation), is to collect data on the millions of multi-coloured plastic remnants threatening marine wildlife off Australia’s spectacular east coast.

We found out what it was like for the ship's owners to live on board for years, circumnavigating the world. Kids and adults helped hoist the sails, steer the vessel and gather evidence of ocean plastic in Sydney Harbour, while learning about the science of facilities like ‘Synchotron’.

They took part in their own plastic trawl, learning about ocean plastic with the Two Hands Project, and what we can all do at home to help address the impacts of plastic on our oceans.

WANT TO SAIL WITH YUKON?

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The tall ship Yukon is returning to Tasmania where you can join us for day trips or extended sails off southern Tasmania.


or call:

Simon Mustoe (Project Founder)

T: 0405 220830

David Nash (Ship's Captain)

T: 0447 972342


Art & About Sydney

"The Metaphysical Experience of Being at Sea"
With artists Christine Simpson and Cade Turner

Discover a peripatetic gallery, interconnecting art, science and adventure. The historic tall ship Yukon will be transformed to host sonic and visual installations from Sydney artists Christine Simpson and Cade Turner, heightening your "sea senses" while sailing the Harbour's calm waters. Meet scientists and sailors of the East Coast Odyssey whose mission is to collect data on the millions of multi-coloured plastic remnants threatening marine wildlife off Australia’s spectacular east coast.


"The Metaphysical Experience of Being at Sea" is an Associated Event of Art & About Sydney 2014, produced by City of Sydney.




Wildiaries

A New Way to See Rare Creatures and Wild Places
We're wildly convinced that Australia’s natural assets are uncommonly beautiful. We believe something happens when you take a trip outside the concrete corridors of urban life that changes you. This is where it all starts. Legendary wildlife guides and veterans of wildlife film-making contribute to Wildiaries. These ‘insiders on the outside’ know better than anyone the secrets of a vast world. Wildiaries is about connecting you with nature.


The Two Hands Project

The award winning Two Hands Project educates on the issue of plastic pollution, advocates design based solutions and inspires people globally to remove plastic pollution from their Environment. With the simple concept of ‘Two Hands – 30 minutes – ANYtime ANYwhere.’ Pioneering the sharing of clean-up photos online the concept has gone global, with tens of thousands fans on Social media alone.

A Message from Dr David Suzuki

Dr Suzuki joined us when we met with a group of inspirational schoolgirls campaigning to ban plastic water bottles from their suburb. This is what he had to say about why you should join the East Coast Odyssey.


TED talk by Richard Banati

East Coast Odyssey's scientific supervisor Richard Banati talks about East Coast Odyssey in the introduction to his recent TED talk at Sydney Opera House.


ECO on the ABC in 2013

Dr Jennifer Lavers and Yukon owner David Nash talk about this historic expedition

Media

Contact: Simon Mustoe, tel: +61 (0) 405220830 | e-mail: simon@wildiaries.com | Skype simonmustoe

Footage and photographs of east coast Australian wildlife, the Yukon, marine plastics and debris and the deployment of a neustonic net at sea is available on request.

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