Sailing electronics company B&G is collaborating with the Arctic Whale Project.
The aim of the project is to research and broadcast the effects of marine plastic pollution on the ocean and the threat they represent for marine mammals such as orcas and dolphins.
Using the sailboat Barba equipped with B&G on board, the Arctic Whale Project will conduct an Arctic roundtrip starting this summer.
“Our goal is to provide a platform for scientists and storytellers to help highlight the challenge of plastic pollution facing our oceans.
“The journey will be greatly aided by the support of B&G, as it allows for better operations in the field,” said co-founder of Arctic Whale and captain onboard the Barba vessel, marine biologist Andreas Heide.
The partnership between the sailboat Barba and B&G started in 2015 when B&G supported a previous expedition to the Norwegian Arctic looking to document orcas.
For this expedition, B&G has provided software updates and product replacements, along with several environmental sensors.