The HMS Beagle Project science programme delivers academic research activities that help us understand our planet’s environment and how it is changing.
Built around the core themes of biodiversity and climate change, our ship- and land-based projects are selected through a competitive, peer-reviewed process. We work to further scientific understanding, and also to generate opportunities for public engagement and learning programmes.
Two hundred years after Charles Darwin’s birth, The HMS Beagle Project coordinated a major collaborative celebration of the scientist’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 collaborated with representatives from the HMS Beagle Project and NASA as well as 60 local schoolchildren, to participate in a scientific workshop and two scientific voyages aboard a sailing vessel.
Download the Darwin and the Adventure project report.