If you are all about keeping our oceans clean, want to report on all of the findings of the trip and don't mind being on a ship for eleven days (or get seasick easily), then take this chance of a lifetime! You only have until January 31st, 2011, to apply.
Within the framework of the Vac from the sea project, Electrolux are to recruit one of the crew members to 5 Gyres expedition in March. The expedition will be leaving Beagle Channel on March 3rd and will be at sea for eleven days before they reach the final destination of Valdivia, Chile on March 14th. The expedition is beyond ordinary. Its not a vacation; the crew member is onboard to work. Whoever gets the chance of being a crew member on the boat will also be asked to report and provide information about the expedition and its discoveries on the Vac from the sea-blog.
The crew member must
· Have a genuine interest in environmental issues, particularly in plastic marine pollution
· Be a experienced writer and photographer
· Be a team player whos willing to do his share of crew duties (helping with shifts, cooking, cleaning and assisting researches when needed)
· Not get seasick easily
· Able to swim 200m
· Able to lift 1/3 their body weight
· Prepared to work odd hours
· Speak functional English
How to apply:
Anyone who wants to become a crew member on the expedition can apply by recording a short film in which he or she tells their name, place of living, why exactly he or she is suited and how their presence would contribute to the journey. The film should be placed on Youtube and the link sent to [email protected]. Last day to apply: January 31st
(the vacuum people) and the research organization 5 Gyres are heading out on a joint sea faring expedition, trawling the South Atlantic for plastic, and they're inviting one devotee to join the expedition through the Beagle Channel to Valdivia, Chile as a part of the crew.
The 5 Gyres mission is to conduct research and report back on the global impact of plastic pollution in the world's oceans. Their expedition will start in Walvis Bay, Namibia, and end in Montevideo, Uruguay, and they'll be picking up plastic in the South Atlantic all along the way. The plastic will be analyzed at their lab in Redondo Beach, CA, and sent to Electrolux to be a part of the Vac from the Sea exhibition. Read the Vac from the Sea blog for more information on the trip and check out the video below on their Vacs from the Sea program.
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