Challenging Habitat Blog

Understanding sustainable energy – Darwin200

Young sailors and scientists aboard the Pelican of London explore sutainable energy with a competition to design and build a wind turbine. Watch the video here:

Darwin200 day 24: science conference aboard Pelican!

This morning the science conference brings together all the projects we’ve been running aboard the Pelican of London. Find out more about our wind energy activities here Find out more about plankton on our voyage there:… Read More

Darwin200 day 22: through Scottish energy resources – oil, gas and wind!

The bright lights of oil and gas fields illuminated the horizon during the night’s sail, which was powered by the wind. Pelican’s headsails, spanker and three square sails were set to ensure optimal use of light winds. On… Read More

Darwin200 Episode 22: Wind Power!

The Darwin200 science crew teams up with the engineer to set up a wind turbine on the Pelican of London. Watch the project here:

Darwin200 day 19: wind, rain, low cloud and sky(e)

The night brought a good breeze and we woke up to a transformed Sound of Raasay: the cloud so low, Skye appeared as flat as a pancake. In the afternoon we cleaned a beach near Broadford and recorded… Read More