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Seas Your Future is not only taking teenagers on board for a voyage of sail training and personal development, but as part of the Ocean Science programme, are also giving young scientists the chance to gain experience with outreach, citizen science and conducting some of their own research.

Nigel was one of them and turned out to be a real STAR!

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Coastal cruises provide many opportunities for undertaking citizen science projects that contribute valuable data to conservation organisations, such as the Marine Conservation Society and the Sea Watch Foundation.

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As our time at sea approaches a week, I notice a distinct change in the dynamic of personal relationships: they are marked by confidence. Confidence in the teenagers’ place within the team and confidence in their own ability.

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It was an early start for six A-level students from Lipson Co-operative Academy. We departed by coach at 2 am to reach Bristol airport for a (much delayed) flight to Dublin, where we boarded the Pelican of London at midday.

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Black hole sound remix anybody?

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If you are not sure what Science, Engineering and Technology have to do with Art, a visit to the Design Museum in London will solve the mystery…
(math being an art of great beauty in itself doesn’t need mentioning here)

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Katie Baker from the Sea Watch Foundation reports an exciting new sighting in Cardigan Bay: a melanistic common dolphin spotted on 11 August 22.

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Today’s STEAM link relates to an all-too-familiar phrase in the context of climate change: “…faster than…”

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Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics, or STEAM, Education is close to my heart and something I have been engaging in for many, many years, althought I’ve been focussing mainly on the consonants within the acronym while maintaining an active interst in the vowel.

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The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) published The State of the UK Climate 2021 report on 28 July 2022. If you are interested in making sense of specific, significant weather events in the UK and want to know whether or not they are related to Climate Change, I guess there is no better place to go for a good read.

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