To protect the ocean, we need to be on the ocean

Rozalia Project achieves its mission through focused expeditions onboard American Promise. We use these 2-6 week-long expeditions to collect data, imagery and experience. We meet extraordinary people and work with myriad partners. Everything we do and learn, we bring to you through our blog, social media, Expedition Reports and presentations/education programs.

9/18/17: we are working on our 2018 planning. Please stay tuned to this page, Facebook, Instagram or sign up for our newsletter for our 2018 call for volunteers and guest scientists. Below describes our 2017 expeditions for a taste of what’s to come! We generally make the announcement just after the new year, but you are welcome to send us a note with your interest anytime.

Expedition STEM for the Ocean

Underwater robots, drones, 3D printers, whales, puffins, ocean trash, R&D, inspiration and the greenest sailing research vessel in the world. This is what drives Expedition STEM for the Ocean: a cleanup, education and innovation program delivered from American Promise, to inspire young boaters and coastal residents to be an active part of the solution to marine debris in the near term through this program and in the long term by entering science, technology, engineering and math fields with an ocean or environmental focus.

We launched this program in 2016 as a pilot and were very excited by the results – see the video from Expedition STEM for the Ocean at the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership above. In 2017, we aim for further refine the activities, develop more solutions and inspire even more people!

Expedition STEM for the Ocean’s goals:

  • Through the program, develop solutions to local marine debris problems that can also be shared in other areas.
  • To inspire behavior change in sailors and coastal residents of all ages through an engaging and unique marine debris, STEM and solutions program.
  • To inspire young people to consider careers in STEM for the ocean.

Dates: TBD 2018

People from any academic or professional background are welcome to apply to join us as volunteer crew. See the Volunteer Crew page for details.