Over the course of 18 months, an expert team will research, design and build a new version of Commander Robert FitzRoy’s ship HMS Beagle, based on naval records and the descriptions of those who sailed aboard her. The team is led by Detlev Loell and Partners, experts in building historic ships… Read more
The Chilean Fundación Beagle team will work locally to raise funds to rebuild HMS Beagle and a new Chilean-built research vessel. The organisation will also develop regional science and learning programmes.
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The Project plans to extend its educational and funding outreach in Australia following a well-received event at the Royal Institution of Australia in Adelaide, December 2011, and with the support of a new volunteer, Sarah Kellett, and her science blog.
The search is underway for the UK port where the new Beagle will be built. Gloucester, seen here, is one option, and others include Milford Haven, Cowes, Bristol, Woodbridge/Ipswich and more. Register for updates on our home page!
We've just joined forces with the Garden Museum, a hub for natural science outreach and a great London venue (and home to Captain Bligh's tomb!). Watch for news of a Plant-hunters collaboration later this year.
In September 2009, the HMS Beagle Project coordinated a major collaborative celebration of Charles Darwin's life and work in Paraty, Brazil. Supported by a British Council Darwin Now Network grant, marine research scientists from South America, the USA and the UK... Read more
In May 2011, the HMS Beagle Project team held a successful series of workshops with senior officials, business leaders, scientists and educators in Santiago, Chile, to develop plans for scientific and learning programmes across the country.
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