The 65th meeting of the Marine Measurement Forum (MMF65) was hosted by Aquatec on the 30th November 2022. It’s a good space for exchanging news on research, ideas and developments across the marine measurement and ocean technology – a space where collaboration and competition coexists.
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.
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!
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!
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.