The sailing vessel Barba is a platform for a visual approach to scientific communication. We put to use skills, experience and passion resulting from growing up in and with nature and the ocean. With the boat as a green and non intrusive platform, we are able to interact and document nature in ways reserved only for the very few.
The boat and concept are named in memory of the family dog, Barba, who looked after and partially raised me as a child. She was a great dog with an admirable appetite for the good and simple things in life such as food, friends and outdoor activities. As with any good friend and dog, Barba was above all a trustworthy and loyal companion. Interesting how in such a simple-minded creature you can find such great values..
Stavanger Norway is the home base of Barba, and the North Atlantic with a special love for the Arctic is her preferred theatre of operation.
The vessel itself is merely a tool for seeking adventure. And the true concept of Barba comes from all those who participate on the many nautical miles of adventures she has undertaken – and those that still lie ahead of her. With this undertaking we hope to inspire people to care for nature and the values therein.
The adventures will all be in the spirit of my four-legged friend, Barba.