“This is an exciting expedition centered around conserving a critical area of rich biodiversity,” said Tim Turnbull, CEO of Aquapac. “We’re proud of this sponsorship. We’ll be helping the team meet some rather noble goals that serve both a environmental and scientific purpose.”
Aquapac is contributing about 80 drybags – which include a backpack and a selection of lightweight 15 and 25-liter bags. Also as part of the sponsorship, Aquapac will provide smaller waterproof cases that are lightweight and submersible. Some of those cases will protect the team’s electronic devices that will be used to share the journey with people around the world by uploading videos, photos, blogs and podcasts every week.
ABOUT AQUAPAC: Aquapac is a London-based company, with U.S. headquarters in Oyster Bay, N.Y. It produces 100% waterproof, 100% use-through cases that create a virtual second skin for personal electronics, photography equipment, maps, documents and other essential items.
ABOUT FXP2010: A large multidisciplinary expedition heading deep into the unexplored mountains of Borneo’s rainforest interior for 12 weeks beginning in July, the FX-PEDITION is designed to combine exploration, research, professional development and education by sending an international team of explorers, scientists, engineers and filmmakers into one of the final frontiers of the natural world. The Joloi River is close to the Muller/Schwarner Mountain range and a remote village deep in the heart of Borneo, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.