Yachts for Science

Are you crossing the Atlantic this autumn Gilbrater to Caribbean? Meet Rebecca Rae Helm from GO Sea Science research funded by NASA. Rebecca is looking for with MY or SY crossing the Atlantic this year that would be interested in getting involved in a citizen project – Deploying Neuston nets at sea, towing a net once a day and recording the findings. The vessel should configure its towing set-up to ensure the net remains out of the stern wake turbulence and along-hull slipstream in order to get comparable and accurate surface plankton/plastic samples. This work will help her study the ocean’s surface which, paradoxically, is one of the most understudied habitats on earth. And because it also involves plastic pollution, her research will help us understand how plastic is impacting surface life. Please contact for more information.