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

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.

Leanne Hughes – Professional Scientist in Residence

Leanne Hughes is a chartered geologist at the British Geological Survey and loves outreach. I saw her in action at the Bristol Harbour Festival this year, where she engaged kids in sediment stability experiments…doesn’t sound like fun to… Read More

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.

Plymouth Teens at Sea

It was an early start for six A-level students from Lipson Co-operative Academy. We departed by coach at 2 am to reach Bristol airport for a (much delayed) flight to Dublin, where we boarded the Pelican of London… Read More

Sea bird flying

Helena Fos Serda – First Scientist in Residence

Seas Your Future generously reserved a berth for science on each voyage in the summer 2022. This enabled me to recruit young and aspiring scientists, mainly students of relevant degree courses, to work as Scientist in Residence on… Read More

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.

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