Emily Penn

Co-founder Exxpedition

All Women Voyage To Protect Our Shared Ocean - Emily Penn of Exxpedition

Jun 28, 2019
Emily Penn

All Women Voyage To Protect Our Shared Ocean

Exxpedition round the world 2019-2020 is an all-female sailing voyage and scientific research mission. Over 38,000 nautical miles and 30 voyage legs starting and ending in the UK, Exxpedition crews will explore plastics and toxins in our ocean, via four of the five oceanic gyres and the artic.

Emily Penn is an oceans advocate, skipper and artist; a graduate of Cambridge University with a degree in Architecture. Emily splits her time between running eXXpedition - a series of all female voyages which focus on the relationship between plastics and toxics and female health - and working on solving the ocean plastics issue with Parley for the Oceans and other corporate clients.


  • Emily's personal story discovering the plastic ocean problem
  • Citizen research for ocean science and impact of the research
  • Getting funding and being a CIC Community Interest Company
  • Being an ambassador of SkyOceanRescue
  • Alternative to plastics

Useful links:
Emily Penn - http://www.emilypenn.co.uk/
Exxpedition - http://exxpedition.com/
Earthrace - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MY_Ady_Gil
Ooho - https://audioboom.com/posts/7153564-pierre-yves-paslier-of-skipping-rock-labs-making-packaging-disappear
Sky Ocean Rescue - https://skyoceanrescue.com/

Time Stamp:
[00:30] Passion for solving the ocean plastic problem?
[01:55] Being a skipper of a boat
[03:58] What is citizen research
[06:40] Sponsorship and funding
[13:00] Getting involved in this movement
[15:00] Working with Sky News
[17:00] Ooho and alternative plastics
[19:00] Future of Exxpedition

Listen to this episode now:

Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/bg/podcast/40-may-al-karooni-globechain-reducing-waste-reuse-marketplace/id1290523873?i=1000442231816

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0JNQJrl06QkyHYbtMkSB4g

Google Podcast: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ5Mjk5ODAucnNz&episode=dGFnOmF1ZGlvYm9vbS5jb20sMjAxOS0wNi0yMDovcG9zdHMvNzI5NTA3Ng