The North Devon Marine Project is a result of our combined experiences and a common concern. We observe and we learn, to better understand our planet and it's ever changing environment. With a deep connection to our natural world, we spread positivity and work with the ocean in mind.
Consisting of a core leadership team, along with consultants, colleagues, friends and volunteers, all dedicated to reaching the Net Zero target and improving the way we interact with the marine and wider world.
I founded The North Devon Marine project in 2019 after a profound experience with the remarkable Emily Penn when I helped prepare her research yacht for eXXpedition, the world circumnavigation to study ocean plastic.
As an engineer I am focusing my experience towards a roll out of alternative marine power & propulsion, as an environmentalist my aim is to raise awareness, to better understand the influence we have on the ocean, and its influence on us.
Partnered with key stakeholders, our mission is to change the norm, show realistic alternatives to traditional methods, to inspire transformative change.
George Joined the project in 2021, is a sailor, engineer and keen environmentalist.
Based in Plymouth living aboard his electric sailboat, Muhuhu, George is passionate about providing solutions to make boating more sustainable in both manufacture, operation and end of life.
Years spent in the luxury motor yacht sector have forged a passion to work towards a future in which marine industries can exist in harmony with our ecosystems.
Flore runs the land based operations from our base in North Devon.
With a keen eye for detail, and a talent for ethical development, there is a genuine concern for the future of our natural world. With degrees in business management and sustainable development. Flore has been running an international off grid energy company for over ten years.
Now focusing on issues closer to home, Flore is seeking viable alternative methods for day to day living, supporting local sustainable initiatives and businesses. With a love for all animals, Flore enhances her connection to nature through natural horsemanship.
Mark joined the project in 2020 after working with us to optimise his Bavaria 44, Olaso Uno.
Mark brings a vast knowledge of systems integration and problem solving to the project, having worked with various multinational telecommunications organisations in solution design and architecture.
Improving the data acquisition and networking capability of our systems, Mark sails out from the Solent in Southampton, developing and testing emerging methods and technologies.
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Are you planning a diesel to electric conversion? or do you have a new idea to stem the tide of pollution? drop us a message, we'd love to hear from you!
If you'd like to be involved, please send us a message! If you are positive, fun, ambitious and driven to make a difference, come on board!
We undertake unique sailing expeditions, coastal and offshore, this provides access to areas of the environment not easy to reach. If your research is within our sailing area and we can help, please reach out.
If you'd like to come and say hello please do, we love to talk about our work!
Woodland view, Coxleigh Barton, Devon, England, United Kingdom
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