Challenging Habitat

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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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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My work with Seas Your Future gives me the privilege to sail the tall ship Pelican of London with some fabulous people.

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The awareness of the carbon footprint of IT and online activity is increasing as a result of media reports, for example thought-provoking articles by the Royal Society, BBC Future and Carbonbrief.org However, ready-to-use carbon footprint calculators, including the widely used Carbonfootprint.com calculator, do not yet include IT, online, social media and video conferencing activities – even though most of us have engaged in much more of this since face-to-face contact has been curtailed by during the covid-19 pandemic of 2020.

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Simon Newton of Forces.Net covered the launch event of the Antarctic Quest 21 expedition on the Wellington with a short film.

Watch it here:

https://www.forces.net/video?video=50104

Screen shot from the video showing me explaining isostatic equilibration.

Introduction

Everything we do has a footprint and it is appropriate we, the Antarctic Quest 21 Team, consider the sustainability and carbon footprint of all elements of the expedition, from communication and equipment to transport and diet. I will report on our efforts to minimise and mitigate our impact on the planet with a series of blogs, which serves to share our experience with this process and be transparent about our commitment to sustainability.

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Challenging Habitat has committed to 1% For The Planet.

1% For The Planet is a community advocating action for a better, sustainable future.

Naturally, that includes resources related to COP26, that all-important climate event coming up in November. Let’s work together to effect real change through action, not just words…

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