SEA Currents: News
CONGRATULATIONS to SEA Capt. Chris Nolan!
His documentary, “Transatlantic, A Voyage of Discovery,” about last summer’s SEA Semester voyage from Woods Hole to Ireland, has won the Feature Grand Prize at the International Maritime Film Festival. The festival celebrates the heritage, spirit of adventure, and ingenuity of maritime pursuits.
The 38-minute film follows the students of SEA Semester class C-267 as they challenge themselves in an epic adventure, and forge lasting bonds as shipmates on a lengthy and inspiring ocean passage.
The documentary will be screened at the film festival in Bucksport, Maine, on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 10 am. There will also be a Q & A with the filmmaker, Chris Nolan, at 2:10 pm.
Tickets may be purchased at the festival website.
Watch the trailer:
Last month, 15 intrepid SEA Semester students sailed across the North Atlantic aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer. They departed Woods Hole on June 3, and arrived in Cork, Ireland on June 30. SEA Faculty Captain Chris Nolan captured the 27-day voyage on video, and produced a short documentary. We invite you to share the adventures of SEA Semester class C-267…
To help spread the word about Sea Educations Association’s National Science Board Public Service Award, presented in Washington on May 5th, the National Science Foundation produced this stunning video.
What a first week aboard for class C-264. We began in St. Croix, where we conducted orientation training and a few nice field trips in Christiansted under the guidance of Dr. Craig Marin and Dr. Jeff Schell. After a short sail, we anchored in St. John, and completed even more orientation training! In St. John, students and crew got a chance to check out the Annaberg plantation ruins and conduct a snorkel biodiversity survey in Waterlemon Cay, where the highlight was a nurse shark sighting.
Students in Class C-264, SEA Semester: Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean, had a chance to hone their drawing skills at the Rhode Island School of Design’s Nature Lab. Shown here is student Melissa practicing an insect illustration.
When you set sail with SEA Semester, you’ll see the world from a whole new perspective.
SEA Semester Professor of Oceanography Dr. Jan Witting captured this stunning footage of a pod of sperm whales while flying a drone camera during the summer 2015 Protecting the Phoenix Islands voyage aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans.