Kandu is teaming up with marine researchers, charities, numismatists, and middle schoolers from around the world to collect data and information. Two organizations; Adventure and Science, and Citizen Scientists; match explorers with scientists and their studies based on intended environment, locations, timing, and ability of the adventurers. Kandu is learning which studies best suit the crew’s circumstances. The family will have direct contact with the scientists in charge of each study. One such study initiated by Richard Kirby uses a Secchi disk to measure phytoplankton levels around the world. He and his team work out of Plymouth University in Plymouth, England (from where the Pilgrims left aboard the Mayflower in 1620). Yacht Aid Global provides needed supplies to remote communities. Kandu will participate in this wonderful organization. Coin collecting, “the hobby of kings,” is global. Coins provide cultural clues as to what a society deems important. With the help of young numismatists, Kandu will unlock some of the wonder imprinted on a country’s coins. And middle schools, such as El Segundo, Huntington Beach, and Ventura will tie in to Kandu’s adventures, as the enlist middle schoolers from other countries as ambassadors.