Challenging Habitat
Photograph of Field Study Council guide to common seaweeds

Plankton and Seaweed

Half of the oxygen that sustains life on Earth is produced in the ocean…

Killiney Beach

Sunny Days in Ireland

Once more, I joined the sail training tall ship Pelican of London for STEM at SEA education voyages with Sail Training Ireland youngsters on board. We have a little more time than usual in Dublin and we make… Read More

STEAM Education Link X

Do you want to be an Ocean Advocate and don’t know what to do to achieve this?

Agreement is Hope

A new treaty to protect the oceans has been agreed upon by the United Nations after more than a decade of negations and a marathon of talks in the last few days. If ratification can be achieved, the… Read More

View over the bowsprit of Pelican of London.

The (Hidden) Cost of Travel

I recently travelled in the Caribbean for Seas Your Future and here is my attempt to figure out my additional carbon footprint of this trip.

The atmosphere - ocean interface, where gas exchange takes place to establish and maintain equilibrium. (c) C Braungardt 2022

…nothing such as a free lunch…

For many decades, we’ve released too much carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and for some decades, scientists have developed and tested geoengineering solutions for the consequences of increased concentrations of greenhouse gases in our… Read More

Biodiversity – COP15

the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) state that around 50,000 wild species are used by humans through hunting, fishing, gathering, logging and harvesting, as well as observing. Around 20% of humanity rely on wild species for income and… Read More

Pelican of London Figurehead. (c) Rohan Holt.

Marine Measurement Forum

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 –… Read More

Gannets above Bass Rock, Scotland (c) C Braungardt

Head in the Clouds!

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… Read More

Sea bird flying

Olivia Yorke-Dunne – Youngest Scientist in Residence

Olivia rises to a challenge: this summer, she was the youngest ever Scientist in Residence for Project Ocean Awareness on board tall ship Pelican of London.

Common Dolphin

Nigel Welford – Star Scientist in Residence

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… Read More

Samples of bryozoan colonies on kelp under the microscope. (c) C Braungardt

Citizen Science along Sail Training

Coastal cruises provide many opportunities for undertaking citizen science projects that contribute valuable data to conservation organisations, such as the Marine Conservation Society and the Sea Watch Foundation.