An All-Women Voyage to End Ocean Pollution
Sirens of the sea is an expedition to study and raise awareness of microplastic pollution, the women of eXXpedition are willing to go to the ends of the earth—literally. The nonprofit organization, founded in 2014 to organize research expeditions for women studying ocean sustainability, is the subject of Outside TV’s latest series, Sirens of the Sea.
In 2019, the group set off on a four-year, all-female voyage from Plymouth, UK, to São Miguel, in the Azores, stopping at remote regions of the world’s oceans along the way to gather data on the increasing crisis of ocean plastics. The show focuses on the first leg of their journey, culminating in a stop at the North Atlantic Gyre, where they tested water and ocean life to diagnose the spread and impact of human refuse in the ocean.
The series follows eXXpedition cofounder Emily Penn and the rest of the 14-woman crew, emphasizing the dedication and resilience of the researchers aboard, while also confronting the perils of sailing across the Atlantic.