As well as setting a world record and completing one of the last great world firsts left, Olly will use the expedition to work with charity, harnessing the power of his global following to both spread awareness and raise money.
The Global Row expedition will work with the dedicated charity or charities chosen by our title sponsor - one of the many benefits of this truly unique and worldwide challenge.
With the right partnership and an active enagement with our chosen sponsor and charity we anticipate raising in excess of £1m.
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Due to route of The Global Row expedition, which encompasses each of the world's major oceans, Olly is keen to work to raise the profile of a relevant ecological and environmentally focussed charity which has clear synergies with the ocean voyage.
Olly aims to educate his captive global audience through raising awareness of the oceans and the environmental issues which effect these delicate ecosystems and their species.
An estimated 14 billion pounds of waste, mostly plastic, ends up in the world's oceans each year.
There are 250% more fishing boats than the oceans can realistically support.
Each year, commercial fishers catch and discard more than 16 billion pounds of bycatch, including hundreds of thousands of marine mammals, sea turtles and seabirds.
90% of large predatory fish populations, including cod, shark and blue-fin tuna, have disappeared worldwide due to unsustainable fishing practices.
634 million people around the world are directly affected by the rising sea levels caused by climate change.
Our oceans are the Earth’s primary life support system, comprising 99 per cent of our world’s biosphere – the sum of all its ecosystems, the zone of life on Earth. The oceans are essential to human well-being and prosperity, but the future of our oceans is in doubt.