Today, the award-winning film Ikkatsu: The Roadless Coast available for viewing to the public. This is about a kayaking trip that documented the Japanese Tsunami debris along the Washington coast. Here’s the blurb from the movie:
In March of 2011 Japan suffered a devastating earthquake followed by a series of equally devastating tsunamis. As the waters receded, an estimated 1.5 million tons of debris was washed back into the Pacific – all of which was destined to land on distant shores.
In the summer of 2012 three professional kayakers, supported by a staff of mainstream scientists started an unprecedented journey; paddle the roadless coast of Washington to survey the debris on some of the wildest shoreline and ultimately to bring back their data for the scientific community.
This award-winning film documents their journey (Winner Best Environmental Film, Waterwalker Film Festival 2013; World Tour Reel Paddling Film Festival 2013)
The online link to the movie: https://vimeo.com/52769782
They also have a crowd-funding project currently underway to help with the coast of our second survey expedition to Augustine Island in Alaska. We roll our kayaks aboard the M/V Kennicott on June 22nd to start a 6 day journey to Homer. From there we’ll be in the field doing our surveys for a month.
Help fund the project here: http://www.indiegogo.com/
The following link has project details: http://ikkatsuproject.org/