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Weekend Work for the Islands Odyssey Sailors

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The two day seminars at the Santa Cruz Yacht Club concluded on Friday with a talk by Martin Kramp from Tamouré on his work with UNESCO and the JCOMMOPs global monitoring programme that deploys Read more


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Citizen Science Success As Sailors Report Unusual Seabirds

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Word is getting out among sailors worldwide to help report back on the birds they see at sea — and they are spotting some unusual birds, from the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean to the …

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The Blue Planet Odyssey: Sailing around the world for a good cause

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When my father Jimmy Cornell told me about his idea for a Blue Planet Odyssey I was hooked straightaway. It was 2012 and we were on a plane heading to the States for the Annapolis …

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An Extra-Ordinary Act? Deployment in the Pacific: Drifter Buoys & Argo floats

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Thousands of miles from land, in the Pacific Ocean, a simple act has taken place. It might not rock the world, but it deserves to be recognised for being quite extra-ordinary.

Our sailors have deployed …

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VIDEO: First Pacific Ocean drifter buoy deployments for Blue Planet Odyssey

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The first Blue Planet Odyssey drifter buoys have now been deployed in the Pacific Ocean on behalf of JCOMMOPS, NOAA and UNESCO-IOC. Yachts Lovesail and Maggie deployed the drifter buoys en route to the Galapagos …

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Introducing... Argo floats

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Sailing yacht Libby, crewed by Terry and Dena Singh, and taking part in the Blue Planet Odyssey, took onboard eight Argo floats in San Diego for deployment in the Pacific …

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First drifter buoy deployment in the Pacific

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The British yacht Lovesail, sailing in the Pacific Odyssey, has achieved two firsts today: the first boat to deploy a drifter buoy as part of the Pacific …

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Taking on Drifter Buoys For the Pacific Ocean

The Odyssey sailors and Shaun Nolk from NOAA in Key West

Before the Blue Planet Odyssey start on 10 January, ten drifter buoys were loaded onto yachts in Key West, Florida, as part of the Odyssey science program, ready for deployment in the Pacific Ocean.

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VIDEO: Atlantic Odyssey drifter buoy deployment 2014

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Yachts Alytes, Mandarina and Om all deployed scientific drifter buoys crossing the Atlantic.

Atlantic Odyssey drifter buoys 2014 from Sail the Odyssey on Vimeo.

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The children of Le Marin meet the Atlantic Odyssey

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Three classes from Pérou primary school in Le Marin were welcomed aboard Sea Dragon to discover the boat and especially the scientific mission led by her crew of 14 women during their crossing …

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Sea Dragon and her eXXpedition crew arrives in Martinique

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Sea Dragon crew crossing the line

Sea Dragon and her all-women crew crossed the finish line at noon local time today, in very light wind.

The crews of The Larrikin and Mahe 3, …

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Last days of the Atlantic Crossing

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The sun is shining almost everyday now, and we are becoming increasingly dependant on the small snatches of shade from the sails and mast.

Sunrise at sea

Dad and Christian continue to …

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Northwest Passage Bird Sightings - Final Tally

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As part of the Sail the Odyssey science program, during our 2014 summer voyage to Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic with the Blue Planet Odyssey, we tried to photograph …

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First Drifter Buoy of 2014 Atlantic Odyssey Deployed

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German catamaran Alytes has deployed the first drifter buoy of the 2014 Atlantic Odyssey. The buoy was deployed at 17.10h UTC on Saturday 29th November, at the position

18°22.481’N 41°51.719’W.

Alytes at …

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Life at sea! ONBOARD OM

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Tosca, Indra, Anita and Connor onboard Om with the drifter buoy they will be deploying in the Atlantic Odyssey

Already 9 days at sea! So far, it has gone much more quickly then …

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Linking Boats at sea to Science in the Classroom

Students at Liberty Elementary School in Liberty, PA who are following No Regrets on the Blue Planet Odyssey adventure.

Tim Liveright on No Regrets is one of the Blue Planet Odyssey Ambassadors who has set up links with his local schools in Pennsylvania so they can follow the Blue Planet Odyssey around the …

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Blue Planet Odyssey mission in NW Passage continues successfully

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An update on progress and some thoughts from Michael Thurston on Drina.

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After being beset in ice at Port Leopold due to a wind contrary to the …

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The Blue Planet Odyssey continued presence in the Northwest Passage

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Michael Thurston (left) and Jimmy Cornell aboard Drina in Dundas Harbour, Devon Island

Despite the decisions by the captains of both Suilven and Aventura to turn back east and not attempt the Northwest …

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Secchi in ice

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The earliest recordings of measuring the clarity of water was by the German naturalist Adelbert von Chamisso during a Russian expedition in 1815–1818. The Secchi disk was invented in 1865 by Pietro Angelo Secchi who …

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Arctic Tundra

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When you picture the Arctic terrain, you imagine rolling ice sheets and sky-high glaciers, right?

Well, ever thought about what happens in the summer when all that begins to melt and some of the ground …

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BBC NEWS features the Blue Planet Odyssey science program

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Northwest Passage voyage of scientific discovery

The expedition aboard the ship Aventura is part of the Blue Planet Odyssey, devised by veteran sailor and author Jimmy Cornell, which aims to raise …

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The Océanopolis centre in Brest welcomes the European Odyssey

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European Odyssey boats docked in Port du Moulin Blanc in Brest

A foretaste of what the sailors might discover in the tropics

In the tropical forest of Océanopolis

Learning about …

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Trawling for plastic

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On the boat we have an ongoing science program which includes the Secchi disk which I haven’t had a chance to use yet and will include in later blogs, and also the plastic trawl which …

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Preparing for the Northwest Passage

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Rochelle and Secchi disk

I created the Secchi disk at my school – Rednock School – in their tech department. We used the laser cutter to cut the 30cm white disk with two …

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Video: Aventura launches oceanographic drifter buoy

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Aventura launches oceanographic drifter buoy from Sail the Odyssey on Vimeo.

As part of an agreement between Cornell Sailing and UNESCO to assist scientific research, Aventura’s crew today launched off the …

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