An arctic ocean conservation platform for scientists and storytellers

What we do

At the core of Barba’s mission is to harness the power of the wind for positive change. Our expedition vessel combines performance at sea with technical precision to navigate the waters in the Arctic circle under sail.

Barba is a fully equipped field-station conducting whale and microplastics research through the collection of vital data in the field and collaboration with established scientific partners.

From supporting award-winning filmmakers to featuring in a David Attenborough narrated ocean documentary, Barba’s mission is to capture and share untold stories from above and below the surface of Arctic waters.

Next Expedition:

Arctic sense 2021

Latest news

Sailing Svalbard
A podcast from the University of Stavanger featuring the Barba captain talking about whales, the upcoming expedition and more has just been released.
Good news from the Barba headquarters in Stavanger, Norway. Today we received a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the local University.
With the Barba concept rapidly evolving, time had come for a new webpage. The legacy from the past is still with us in the blog.

Team

Barba curates multi-disciplinary teams of sailors, storytellers and scientists

Our vision

Exploration

Venturing to the icy north pole of our planet, Barba’s explorations help to fill knowledge gaps in Arctic research. We work closely with sentinel species, such as orcas, to study the effects of climate change and plastic pollution on our ocean.

Science communication

At the heart of Barba’s vision is change inspired by powerful science communications. By connecting a global audience with stories and research from  Arctic seas we help people understand the challenges and opportunities for our ocean.

Education

We believe in the power of educating the next generation of marine conservationists, Arctic scientists and sailors. Barba collaborates with universities and secondary schools to support the development of an impactful marine curriculum.

Principal Partner

Institutional and scientific partners

Technical partners

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