Like the voyage which carried Charles Darwin around the world, the HMS Beagle Project is a truly international initiative. We work with global partners who share our vision, and the new Beagle will sail in all regions of the world, enabling scientists, learners and the general public to engage with our programmes.
Project co-founder David Lort-Phillips's ancestor, John Lort Stokes, shared a cabin with Darwin and later discovered and named Port Darwin (as was). Fast-forward to a well-received event, an international science conference and a new Beagle voice...
Links with space
Supported by a British Council Darwin Now grant, the Project set up an international genetics workshop plus a live astronaut Q&A between the International Space Station and local schoolchildren in Paraty, a HMS Beagle port of call. Read more
A cutting-edge research vessel
The Fundación Beagle will raise funds for the Beagle build and for a new Chilean-built research vessel. The trust will also work with educators to develop regional science and learning programmes along the country's 4,000-mile coast.
100 million viewers
In 2009, the Project and British Council's Darwin Now project took part in events and a CCTV10 documentary with an estimated audience of 100 million children and teachers; we will explore further educational partnerships here.
Working for people and the environment
Project director Liza Lort-Phillips works with Latin America's top business school and the public, private and third sector, combining ethics and ingenuity to build sustainable supply chains.
Science both local and global
HMS Beagle Project director and co-founder Karen James is a visiting scientist at Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine and is a key contributor to the International Barcode of Life group.
The master shipbuilder
The new Beagle will be built by Detlev Loell and partners, a German firm with long experience in designing, engineering and rigging new and replica tall ships, naval training ships and super-yachts. Read more
‘A high quality educational experience’
HMS Beagle Project partner the Darwin Experience is praised by teachers, learners and policymakers for its valuable contribution to children’s understanding of the natural world. Read more
Through its online community, the HMS Beagle Project is sharing STEM education ideas with science educators at all levels around the world, including new supporters in Washington State and California.