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 its 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 structure, managing a team operating throughout the South West, we are sailors, engineers, environmentalists and ecologists. We are collaborating with an array of organisations, consultants, friends and volunteers, all dedicated to reaching the Net Zero target long before its current due date, whilst improving the way we all interact with the marine and wider world.
Wayne founded The North Devon Marine project in 2019 after a profound experience with the remarkable Emily Penn, where he helped prepare her research yacht for eXXpedition, the world circumnavigation to study ocean plastic.
With 15 years of clean energy development and with deployments around the globe, as an engineer Wayne is focusing his experience towards the decarbonisation of maritime. As a yachtsman and environmentalist, his 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 and inspire transformative change"
George joined the project in 2021. He is a sailor, engineer and keen environmentalist.
Based in Plymouth, living aboard his electric sailboat, the Muhuhu, George is passionate about providing solutions to make boating more sustainable in both manufacture, operation and end of life.
As a design engineer with years spent in the luxury motor yacht sector, this forged a passion to work towards a future in which marine industries can exist in harmony with our ecosystems.
Jade runs the website and social media platforms for The North Devon Marine Project.
Her varied background in journalism and zookeeping has seen her travel the globe in the pursuit of promoting conservation and awareness of current global issues.
Bringing the passion closer to home, Jade strives to be as eco-friendly as possible in her day-to-day life and actively encourages others to do the same. Flora and fauna are her speciality.
Flore runs the land based operations from our base in North Devon.
With a keen eye for detail, and a talent for ethical development, Flore has degrees in business management and sustainable development and 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 within the Biosphere, supporting local sustainable initiatives and businesses. With a love for all animals, Flore enhances her connection to nature through natural horsemanship.
Phoebe is passionate about sustainability and marine conservation, and driven to increase public awareness.
Phoebe brings a vast knowledge of environmental policy and data analysis to the NDM project, paired with experience of stakeholder engagement and writing funding proposals.
She is currently studying an MSc in Applied Conservation Genetics with the aim to influence conservation policy through scientific research and genetic data.
Mark joined the project after working with us to optimise his Bavaria 44 sailboat.
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 Portsmouth, helping to network, develop and improve the data we gather on our journey.
Mark is a passionate ocean advocate, keen scuba diver and veteran crew member of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
He has been a BDMLR Marine Mammal Medic for over ten years and has many years of experience environmental activism as well as working with ecology and marine based NGOs including The Shark Trust, ORCA, SPOTS, ShadowView and Project Aware.
As a firm supporter of the NDMP, Mark broadcasts our vision for net zero and the protection of our oceans through various outreach programs and publications.
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Woodland view, Coxleigh Barton, Devon, England, UK EX31 4JL
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