Heraclitus Ship Rebuild – RESEARCH VESSEL HERACLITUS, the Chinese-junk research ship built by the Institute of Ecotechnics in 1975, has sailed the world’s oceans for over forty years, traveling more than 270,000 nautical miles in every sea except the Arctic.
The ship is in the last phase of a major rebuild. Docked in Rosés, Spain, the ferrocement hull exterior has been completed and now needs to be painted and moved to another area of the dock for completion. Thank you for your consideration to support this effort to get this project back into the ocean, sailing to new cultures, mapping the health of the seas, and educating a new generation of Sea People.
Over the course of its twelve epic expeditions, the ship has been a nautical home to hundreds of seafarers from all walks of life, hailing from over fifty countries. The Heraclitus is a floating platform for arts, science, ecology and adventure.
She conducts citizen science in marine ecologies, documents cultural oral history in coastal areas, and collects data documenting the quickening cycle of decline in our oceans from warming, acidification, and other impacts on the ocean ecosystems resulting from climate change impacts.