Pakea Bizkaia expedition visit IWDG13th Aug 2010 The 20m yacht visited Galway yesterday to meet with IWDG to develop links between Ireland and Spain.
The 3 month expedition started from Bilbao, Northern Spain last weekend and will visit the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland after departing Galway on Saturday. After Northern Ireland Pakea Bizkaia visits Scotland, Norway, Sweden and states along the North Sea before returning to Bilbao in October.
The main objectives of the expedition are to promote the study and education of the marine environment, develop relationships across the world, collect information on the environment and popularise the practice of sailing.
Expedition members are also involved with AMBAR who carry out regular cetacean surveys on ferries leaving Santander and are partners, along with IWDG, in the Atlantic Research Coalition. The crew met IWDG Co-ordinator Simon Berrow who discussed the work of the IWDG and challenges we all face into the future.
You can follow the progres of RV Pakea Bizkaia on www.pakeabizkaia.com