Fortunately and unfortunately Winter season has successfully completed its goal.
We will publish soon the next season program 2023.
Volunteers are vital to our work
Your share of 1100 Euros (calculated at 100 euros/day) covers living costs while on board plus supports the scientific programs. It also includes membership, and is tax-deductible.
Life on Toftevaag
Depending on the weather and sea conditions, there are different types of days. Ideally, when conditions are adequate we aim to spend as much time as possible in the open and deep waters of the Mediterranean. This means waking up often as early as 5 AM to get going. You will be divided into pairs and trained to help take scientific data on wildlife and human activities, help sail the ship, and do other chores such as cooking and cleaning. When the weather is less ideal, there is still plenty to do such as ship maintenance, data entry, coastal clean ups and our “Monitoring the Open Sea” lectures. Every single expedition is unique due to weather, sea state, wildlife that we may encounter, harbours, the crew and volunteers on board, and more variables, meaning that there is an aspect of uncertainty and excitement that adds to the sense of adventure.