Challenging Habitat
Ice fall at glacier front

STEAM Education Link II

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

Antarctic Quest 21 Expedition Team on a break

Carbon Footprint for Antarctic Expedition Revisited

I have concluded the carbon footprint estimation for the Antarctic Quest 21 expedition and am happy to announce that the second stage of offsetting a total of 50 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent has also been completed. Download… Read More

Key ring featuring stainless steel tag reading "We are one crew. This is our watch." and sling made from inshore lifeboat material cut-off.

This is Our Watch

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… Read More

blue sky with aircraft 'vapour' trails

World Environment Day

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.

Reducing my online carbon footprint

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.

Royal Meteorological Society

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… Read More

Snow accumulation pole at basecamp, Portal Point, installed on 15 Dec 2021. (c) Antarctic Quest 21.

Expedition: Done ✓ The Science has only just started …

In his concluding situation report, Paul leaves it to others to judge whether Antarctic Quest 21 was a successful expedition. I’ll try to provide him with an answer for his Priority 3: Science

Concluding Message from the Antarctic Quest 21 Expedition Leader Paul Hart

The team safely back in Argentina and preparing to go their separate ways to rejoin families and pick up their lives back home, Paul find time for a concluding message.

What did the Team do for Science in the Ice?

I have explained the background to the scientific projects we are supporting in a number of blog posts and on our website. Now I provid an insight into what ‘doing science’ on the ice actually entails, with the example of sampling… Read More

Looking back to the start of Antarctic Quest 21

Simon Newton’s short film of the start of the expedition is now available. See it here!

snow sampling tubes for metal analysis

Antarctic Quest 21 – Team Science

As Antarctic Quest 21 draws to a close, the science team find time to send some video footage of what they have been doing.

View of Forbidden Plateau, Antarctic Peninsula. (c) Antarctic Quest 21.

Antarctic Quest 21 Science Reaches out to Schools with LikeToBe

It was such fun to do this webinar for school kids from different ages and I was truly astonished what well-considered and pertinent questions I was asked. Well done, all of you! There was one question I couldn’t… Read More