Challenging Habitat
Outflowing water from a copper-arsenic mine in Devon, UK

STEAM Education Link IV

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… Read More

Common Dolphin

STEAM Education Link III

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

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

1% For The Planet

I support 1% For The Planet with Challenging Habitat. Check it out – it is worthwhile!

Brilliant sunshine and Pelican looks fabulous with neatly stowed square sails at Bristol Harbour Festival

Bristol Harbour Festival

The 50th Bristol Harbour Festival was great fun: after a couple of years of COVID19 -induced absence, it returned with a wide range of activities, music and events for all ages.

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.

humpback-whale Brigitte Werner, on Pixabay

The Humpback Whale in My Mind’s Eye

Recently, I attended a cetacean identification course with Orca (highly recommended!) and it featured stunning videos of dolphins and whales.

Young Sailors from Sail Training Ireland learning (to coil) the ropes

At Sea with Young Sailors

I’m at sea aboard Pelican of London with 23 young sailors who share my interest in science and technology.

Vision for Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated sometime in April each year since the 1970s and in 2022, it’s Friday 22nd.

Whale ID HW-MN0502372 by Frank Garita

Seas Your Future Ocean Science Update

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…. Read More