Challenging Habitat

For many decades, we’ve released too much carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and for some decades, scientists have developed and tested geoengineering solutions for the consequences of increased concentrations of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.

Today, the online version of Science reported yet another approach…that once more shows that there is nothing such as a free lunch.

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We are celebrating the 250th birthday of Luke Howard, the man who named the clouds. Besides studying languages, pharmacy and natural sciences, he was an ‘amateur’ meteorologist. The Royal Meteorological Society is marking his contribution to the field with an article in their journal Weather and holds many of his watercolour studies of clouds, which are presented and discussed in more detail in the Science Museum Group Journal.

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As our first Scientist in Residence with language as research focus, Esther explores our interactions with the sea and how our language relates to them. She sees the point of connection as: “science and literature are both rooted in communication” and this chimes with my view that everything we do has an element of communication, verbal or otherwise.

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Time for Geography‘ provides a series of educational resources aimed at a GCSE to undergraduate audience, which are also suitable for the general interested public. Even if you, as I am, keeping up to date with current environmental issues, there is always something to learn or terminology to be reminded of….

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Leanne Hughes is a chartered geologist at the British Geological Survey and loves outreach. I saw her in action at the Bristol Harbour Festival this year, where she engaged kids in sediment stability experiments…doesn’t sound like fun to you? Well, Leanne made it fun!

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The National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK, has a great outreach programme that includes a series of podcasts called Into the Blue.

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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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Seas Your Future generously reserved a berth for science on each voyage in the summer 2022. This enabled me to recruit young and aspiring scientists, mainly students of relevant degree courses, to work as Scientist in Residence on board the Pelican of London.

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