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.

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 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

An Expedition beset by Gruelling Weather Conditions…

The Antarctic Quest 21 expedition I’m supporting as scientific advisor has been beset by most arduous weather conditions – storms alternating with snow blizzards and zero visibility… Nevertheless, the team are in good spirit and ingenious in repairing… Read More

Cat Cameron following careful procedure to take snow samples for metal analysis by scientists at the University of Plymouth, UK

Metals in the Snow

Oh no (I hear you say) please, not another new story of contamination and its dreadful consequences! And yet…

Marine traffic between Terra del Fuego and the Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctic Quest 21 Started!

If you have been travelling abroad at all in the past 12 months, you may be able to imagine the ‘fun’ of getting 8 people from UK, Sweden and the USA to Buenos Aires and from there to… Read More

Antarctic Quest 21 is on its Way

I have the feeling that the Antarctic Quest 21 team just sneaked out of the country before more stringent ‘omicron’-related restrictions made it even more difficult to get this expedition on its way.

Antarctic Quest 21 Expedition Route

The expedition team are departing London Heathrow for Buenos Aires on Friday, 10th December 2021 and will board Polar Latitude‘s SeaVenture in Ushuaia a couple of days later. Then it’s across Drakes Passage and onto the Antarctic Peninsula… Read More

The Start of the Antarctic Expedition is Near!

Simon Newton of Forces.Net covered the launch event of the Antarctic Quest 21 expedition on the Wellington with a short film. Watch it here: https://www.forces.net/video?video=50104

Antarctic Landscape 2012

Science in Plain English

At the pre-departure event of the Antarctic Quest 21 expedition, I had the pleasure of explaining the scientific projects to the gathering.

L2B launch

Antarctic Quest 21 School Outreach

Today LikeToBe launched the Antartic Quest 21 School Outreach Programme. Members of the expedition team introduced the expedition and answered questions of school kids from as far away as South Africa. We covered everything from expedition food rations… Read More