Epic voyages of legacy and discovery
In August and September 2020, scientists from the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences joined an ambitious round Britain voyage. Coordinated by UK-based charity Darwin200, the tall ship Pelican of London set sail from Folkestone and visited the major ports of the British Isles before arriving in London almost seven weeks later.
Dr Charlotte Braungardt and Dr Richard Sandford led a range of scientific experiments in fields including marine plastics, ocean chemistry, plankton, marine ecology and ocean processes. This voyage is a precursor to the global Darwin200 expedition in 2021, which will harness the legacy of Charles Darwin by retracing his journey onboard HMS Beagle.
Darwin200 voyage: inspiring young people for ocean sustainability
Follow our Environmental Scientists Dr Charlotte Braungardt and Dr Richard Sandford who are leading a unique programme of ocean science outreach, monitoring the health of our seas aboard the tall ship Pelican.
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