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.

Latest Expedition:

Arctic sense 2021

Latest news

In a recent National Geographic UK article written by Hugh Francis Anderson, Barba and Arctic Sense 2021 were featured with the story of their blue whale encounter during the expedition.
December 7th Andreas had the great pleasure of doing a live broadcast for 400 school children in the US & Canada, speaking about sailing in the Arctic and nature conservation.
October 5, 2021 Barba returned to her homeport of Stavanger which she left June 1st 4 months earlier. The total travelled distance was 6000 nautical miles / 10 000 km, equivalent to a quarter of the g

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

Official partners

Technical partners

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