The motivation of SYF for making science part of the normal experience aboard their vessels arises from the recognition of the intrinsic value of enhancing awareness and understanding of the natural environment, the impact human activity has upon it and thinking about the solutions to pressing environmental challenges, such as climate change and pollution.
The United Nations have declared a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, running from 2021 to 2030. By encouraging the next generation of marine biologists, oceanographers, environmental scientists and leaders in change, we plan to feed the worldwide community. Over the next 10 years, this generation will have the passion, skills, expertise and technology to sustain the oceans we need for the future we want.
We are changing the world, from rising sea level effects on vulnerable communities, more extreme weather and coastal erosion, to ocean acidification and rising sea temperature impacts on coral reefs which are the nurseries of the oceans. By understanding this intricate web you can see the positive steps we have made, and what more we could do.
Use hydrophones to listen for dolphins and learn about how they communicate, and how to identify pods through different dialects. Also hear noise pollution from the maritime industry; find out how it affects marine life and what we can do to reduce it.
We offer ‘Sail Training’ voyages allowing you to discover:
In situations that offer adventure, challenge and the unexpected.
We offer unique ‘Maritime Careers’ opportunities through learning:
PLUS so much more!
You may already be apprentices or this may be your first step towards launching your career in the maritime sector.
We offer voyages for studying ‘Ocean Science’ this teaches: