Challenging Habitat

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The 50th Bristol Harbour Festival was great fun: after a couple of years of COVID19 -induced absence, it returned with a wide range of activities, music and events for all ages.

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My interest in mental health began with seeing my students at university struggle with anxiety and by a series of fortunate decisions and connections, I was able to introduce resilience education into the curriculum of a range of undergraduate courses at the University of Plymouth (see Leadership and Resilience Education for All).

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A couple of days ago I had the privilege to be hosted by the RNLI in Newlyn, Cornwall, for a visit at the new and the old Penlee Lifeboat stations. We were shown around their Severn Class all weather and inshore B-class lifeboats by full-time mechanic Tony and heard about the crew’s work and the RNLI’s impressive training programme.

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From the ending single use plastic to agriculture, technology, education and city planning, Earth Overshoot Day presents climate change solutions with the Power of Possibility on the occasion of World Environment Day 2022.

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On Pelican of London, we have weighed anchor and are on our way from the Isle of Man to Dublin Bay.

Soon we’ll set sails and our progress will depend on nature’s forces. There is beauty in that and applying the skills, experience and strength of the ship’s crew to harness the wind. A metaphor for life.

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Recently, I attended a cetacean identification course with Orca (highly recommended!) and it featured stunning videos of dolphins and whales.

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I’m at sea aboard Pelican of London with 23 young sailors who share my interest in science and technology.

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Tall Ship Pelican of London is looking splendid with a freshly painted hull.

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Earth Day is celebrated sometime in April each year since the 1970s and in 2022, it’s Friday 22nd.

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Back in January, Seas Your Future facilitated a fantastic opportunity for six young Scientists in Residence to carry out research project during a 12 day voyage on the Pelican of London along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Here you can find out what they discovered:

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It is one thing to be aware of the carbon emissions of online activities (running a website, internet searches, emails, social media, video/music streaming), yet quite another knowing how to reduce it.

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When the Royal Meteorological Society invited me to write a guest blog about the Antarctic Quest 21 expedition for their MetMatters page, I analysed the daily SitReps provided daily from the Antarctic Peninsula by expedition leader Paul Hart to provide an insight how the weather and ice conditions determined the experience and progress of the expedition team.

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