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Peter Owens – Irish Scoresby Sound Expedition 2022
In July 2022, the sailing yacht ‘Danú of Galway’ will depart from Galway for East Greenland, with the aim of exploring Scoresby Sound, the biggest fjord system in the world. The team will comprise a small group of independent adventurers with a desire to sail to and climb in this remote landscape. On the way, they will monitor seawater for microplastics as part of a scientific collaboration with the Trinity College Dublin’s Centre for the Environment. They will continue to monitor both salt and fresh water sources throughout the expedition, sailing to Renland, circumnavigating Milne Land deep within the Sound. This data will be used in improving global knowledge of microplastics in Arctic waters. Furthermore, the team will carry out a cetacean reporting study and perform accurate surveys of all anchorages visited.
Photo of Renland taken by John Thorogood (Arctic Club)
Peter Owens, the expedition leader, is a mountaineer and sailor with many years of experience in both environments. He has put together a strong team that aims to be self-sufficient in Arctic terrain, with a strict policy of ‘leave no trace’. A number of exploratory mountaineering objectives have been chosen on Milne Land and Renland, within reach of the coast, using the yacht as a floating base. You can find out more about Peter on LinkedIn.
Expedition Dates: 1 July 2022 to 31 August 2022
SES members and all other participants in SES endorsed expeditions take part at their own risk, and will not hold SES, its trustees, employees, volunteers, partners or agents liable (whether in contract or in tort or in negligence or for breach of statutory duty or otherwise) for any loss, criminal or reputational damage, personal injury, delay or expense suffered or incurred on any such expedition. SES endorses the aims and objectives of these expeditions only.
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Phillista Malaki – Biodiversity Expedition to Mount Olorgesailie Ecosystem 2022
With a PhD in Dry Land Resources Management, Phillista has worked in the field of conservation for the past 15 years at the National Museums of Kenya. Her overall assignment is to develop and implement plans for Bird Research and Conservation Projects. She takes up roles in environmental consultancy and scientific advisory for development projects including green energy and related infrastructure, where she is involved in biodiversity assessment and auditing.
Phillista possesses vast experience in project management with great expertise in employing incentive-based mechanisms to promote biodiversity conservation, experimental field research, coordination of field surveys, data collection, and scientific report writing. She is a highly trained team leader with excellent skills obtained from her training with Homeward Bound (HB), a global leadership program for women in STEM. This is a globally diverse leadership network of 10,000 STEM women who are ensuring the sustainability of our planet.
Her SES endorsed expedition project aims at undertaking biodiversity assessment in Olorgesailie, a prehistoric site with rich biodiversity and human culture. The undulating hills that engulf the area provide favourable habitat for migrating raptors in addition to other biodiversity. The findings from the project aid in strategic management of the ecosystem, which is also under threat from anthropogenic activities in addition to climate change impacts. Take a look at the National Museums of Kenya website and Phillista's social media pages (Instagram and Twitter) for more information.
Expedition Dates: TBC
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