2021 UK VOYAGE
Building on the very successful 2020 UK Voyage, the DARWIN200 team undertook a 13-week test voyage around the UK to develop our systems and prepare for the 2023-2025 Global Voyage. One of the objectives of the 2021 UK Voyage involved undertaking simultaneous systematic research projects and beaming data live. A summary of research findings is presented below!
In preparation for the Global Voyage, 90 young scientists and trainee sailors from countries across the world took part in the 13-week 2021 UK Voyage.
The DARWIN200 ship circumnavigated the British Isles and visited remote islands, including St Kilda, Rockall, Staffa and Muckle Flugga. A 5-person dive team was on board the DARWIN200 ship throughout the voyage to undertake sediment sampling and marine biology surveys.
2021 VOYAGE ROUTE
During the course of the voyage, the young scientists undertook four UK-wide systematic research projects: a plastic pollution survey, a marine megafauna survey , a seabird count and a seasearch survey of marine life.
Each research team created data maps and results films, and all resulting data was uploaded to key databases to support researchers and future conservation efforts. Representatives of each team of young scientists presented a summary of their findings in the concluding results which featured Dr. Jane Goodall. The results event was beamed live from the DARWIN200 ship in London on August 11th, 2021.
See results of the research below.
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