Marjo and Edwin@Ocean Conservation and Research

Marjo and Edwin, adventurers, seafarers and environmental advocates welcomed me into their house on the ocean in Lanzarote. They are really great people and I hope we can manage to work out something together, bringing them to the Mediterranean Sea on cooperative projects.

Orion of Aberdeen, a 17 meter (54 ft.) Koopmans Vanguard design steel ketch, built in 1988, is their home and they sail throughout the world with a minimal carbon footprint, reaching areas of difficult access and helping us scientists filling data gaps.

Ocean Conservation and Research is a platform for research, a platform for education and a platform for connections: by working together, scientists and citizens and advocates of the sea, we can contribute gathering knowledge about the oceans, their importance, and the threats they are facing, like plastic pollution.

Thanks Marjo and Edwin for the great job and for welcoming me to your world!


Orion of Aberdeen in Lanzarote, May 2016. @LG


Marjo and Edwin on their sailing boat. @LG