Discover the current projects that are looking to partner up with yachts. If you would like to offer space on board your yacht or if you have a research project to submit, please get in contact.
Dr Jesse van der Grient is an experienced researcher based at the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (Falkland Islands). She is currently the manager of a project investigating fisheries and marine habitat resilience to climate change. Jesse’s work is focusing on ‘zooplankton’, tiny critters living in the water column,that are ubiquitous across the world’s oceans, and an important food source for fish, including commercially-important species. Knowing where zooplankton occurs and why, and how that changes over time, and how it is affected by warming oceans will be instrumental information to sustainably manage fisheries and marine resources in Falkland Islands. To do that, new field collections around Falkland Islands are urgently needed.
White Shark Chase
Join a conservationist and a film creator as they embark on gathering more information on sharks to further understand the Sicilian Channel.
Manta Trust Maldives
Tam Sawers , the Maldives project leader and has been working with the Manta Trust since 2014. She remotely coordinates a highly skilled team of researchers in the country, who are based at seven different locations.
Manta Trust Fiji
Formed in 2011, the Manta Trust is a UK-registered charity that coordinates global mobulid research and conservation efforts. Its mission is to conserve mobulid rays, their relatives, and habitats through a combination of research, education and collaboration.
Forests of the sea
Yachts For Science joins Parley in support of science, exploration, advocacy and the protection of our planet’s vital sea forests. Forests Of The Sea, a legacy project to protect and restore kelp forests around the world.
The Lost 4th Island
Looking for a unique and adventurous experience that also supports marine research? Join Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley, PHD on a journey to survey two unexplored offshore seamounts and nearshore deep reefs in the Cayman Islands.
The research team will be studying humpback whales, killer whales, and elusive beaked whales using drones, satellite tags, and acoustic buoys. Humpbacks overwinter in the Mexican breeding areas including Bahia de Banderas, and sightings of humpback breeding groups and mothers with newborn calves are extremely common in the winter months.
Assessing Sargassum and Plastic Marine Debris in Bermuda, Lead Marine Researcher : Struan R. Smith, Ph.D. Curator, Natural History Museum Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo Department of Environment and Natural Resources Government of Bermuda.