Challenging Habitat

Nice work if you can get it!

I’m in the Caribbean!

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

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

Sunset over the Irish Sea. (c) C Braungardt 2022

Esther Bancroft – ‘Literate’ in Residence

As our first Scientist in Residence with language as research focus, Esther explores our interactions with the sea and how our language relates to them. She sees the point of connection as: “science and literature are both rooted… 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.

Square sails set on Pelican of London

Powered by the Wind

On Pelican of London, we have weighed anchor and are on our way from the Isle of Man to Dublin Bay. Soon we’ll set sails and our progress will depend on nature’s forces. There is beauty in that… Read More

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.

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