Northwest Passage Expedition
In early June 2024, the Abel Tasman will set sail from Bergen, Norway, to embark on a 3-month expedition across the Northwest Passage. We’ll be sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to Iceland and then onto Greenland where we’ll spend a couple of weeks exploring the glaciers and wildlife on the western coastline. We then navigate our way through the Northwest Passage to finally arrive in Alaska by late August /early-September (subject to the ice). Our 9-person crew includes a film director and producer, explorers and adventurers, ocean divers, para-gliders, an expert sound recordist, and young scientists. We'll be exploring the region from the surface of the ocean from the yacht, under water with our scuba diving equipment, and from the air with our motorized paragliders.
Our goal is to raise awareness and understanding of the impacts of climate change on the Arctic Ocean, and the role the Arctic plays in the global climate system. We’re also partnering with leading scientists and universities to conduct research as we navigate through the Passage - this will include the first testing off micro-plastics on the Arctic Ocean between Greenland and Alaska. With 5 of our crew from Brazil, this will be thr first yacht crossing of the Northwest Passage by a Brazilian team; and we may also have the youngest ever captain to sail the Passage. We’ll be in regular communication with followers who will be able to engage with our activities and journey on a daily basis.