Challenging Habitat
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

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.

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.