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World Ocean Day at the University of Plymouth

At the University of Plymouth, we will celebrate World Ocean Day with a conference for schools that showcases our expertise in marine research and technology in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Our exciting programme of talks covers… Read More

Darwin200: wind energy!

The perspective of Jasper and Lorimer on wind energy around the British Isles is told in this video: https://darwin200.com/a-project-to-explore-sustainable-wind-power/

World Parks sponsored the Darwin200 UK Voyage

Watch a summary of the circumnavigation and big thanks to World Parks on YouTube:

Darwin200 UK: Last Day!

I’m back on the Pelican of London for the final day of the voyage: up the Thames, through Tower Bridge (twice) and the final docking at Canary wharf. It feels strange to be socially distancing from people I… Read More

Darwin200 day 6: plankton under the microscope

We’ve been riding out gale Francis in the shelter of the Firth of Clyde and filled the morning with a microscope session comparing plankton net samples (53 um) from the estuary of the Mersey and Canning Dock in… Read More

Darwin200 UK Videos

The Darwin 200 team, Stew, Rohan and Stew are producing a series of videos from our voyage of sail training, nature observation and pollution surveys. Although I was not on board for the first 11 (!) of these,… Read More

Pelican of London in Plymouth

The Darwin 200 project of ocean science and conservation has arrived in Sutton Harbour, Plymouth. While sail trainees maintain the rigging, science students analyse nutrients in samples taken earlier. Wander by to talk to the young people aboard… Read More

Darwin200 UK

A few days ago I shared my excitement about my involvement with the organisation Darwin 200 and the UK launch of its Ocean Science and Conservation programme [LINK]. The tall ship Pelican of London has safely arrived at… Read More

Challenging Habitat

Let me take you to an excursion to the origin of this blog: I started writing about my thoughts on mining and its legacy in the UK and beyond. I wrote about the soils contaminated by metal mining… Read More