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Jersey to Scilly

I joined Gambo for another short voyage, this time from the Channel Islands to the Isles of Scilly. The plan was to carry out some swath bathymetry off the islands looking for any potential glacial features (see figure) before she returned to Aber once more. After waiting around Jersey for favourable winds to help us make […]

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Oban to Aber

After being used to help carry out scientific research on Greenland’s west coast last summer, Alun’s boat Gambo was sailed across the North Atlantic and spent the winter in Oban, Scotland. The task was now to bring it down to Aberystwyth so it could go on to carry out bathymetric surveying in the Celtic Sea […]

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Adventures in Greenland

Just over three weeks ago on the invitation of my supervisor Alun Hubbard, I set off for West Greenland to meet up with him at his research camp on the ice sheet. Also there were a BBC crew filming for a new series called Frozen Planet, due out next autumn. The following hopes to give […]

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