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May 29, 2024

Climb high, dive deep

On this day in 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made history by becoming the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Their incredible achievement is testament to the power of the human spirit and our potential for extraordinary accomplishments. In a time before smartphones or GPS, before the first successful heart transplant and space exploration, their feat stood as a shining example of what is possible when we push the boundaries of our limitations.

May 15, 2024

The Power of Imagination

We will never land on the moon. Human flight is impossible. Something like the internet can’t possibly exist. And swimming across the North Pole? Ridiculous. History has shown that what seems impossible today can become reality tomorrow. Imagination is a powerful tool that allows us to problem-solve, dream and innovate. And while much of what we imagine might never happen, without imagination, many of the scientific and environmental breakthroughs we’ve had over the years simply wouldn’t have been possible.

May 1, 2024

Inner Space

The keen Star Wars fans among you will know that ‘May the Fourth’ is Star Wars Day. But you may not know the connections between those outer space galaxies far, far away and our 'inner space' oceans – both vast, mysterious realms filled with abundant alien life that remain largely unexplored. Ocean currents are one great terrestrial Force pushing water around the world.

April 17, 2024

Every Day Should Be Earth Day

This is how Walter Cronkite, an American broadcast journalist, described the events following the inaugural Earth Day in 1970. That year, not only did Earth Day emerge, but so did the modern environmental movement, fueled by pivotal works like Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and landmark laws for air, water, and endangered species protection, not to mention the birth of the US Environmental Protection Agency, and Greenpeace one year later.

April 3, 2024

Ocean Equinox

Happy spring season! In the Northern Hemisphere, the new season ushers in a season of renewal and growth. When you think of springtime on land, you might think of birds migrating, flowers blooming and leaves emerging, but seasonal effects are taking place in the ocean too.

March 20, 2024

Redefining the Spotlight

There are a few key events that mark every year: the Super Bowl, Coachella, Eurovision, the United Nations Climate Change Conferences and, of course, the Oscars. We’ve come to expect controversy from the Oscars, and last week the 96th Academy Awards certainly stirred up debate.

March 7, 2024

Ocean Conservation Win

As many of you will have read in the letter from Lewis, we’re celebrating a major win for marine conservation: last week an additional 166,000 square kilometres of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) was assigned full protection. This increase alone is greater than the size of England and Wales combined.

February 27, 2024

A Letter From Our Founder

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) are easily the most important wildlife hotspots under UK jurisdiction. Yesterday, the UK agreed to increase protection around the archipelago by 166,000 km². This is equivalent to an area larger than England and Wales combined.