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SEA Currents: SSV Robert C. Seamans

November 06, 2019

Haere Mai, Class S-289!

Jeff Wescott, Professor, Climate & Society


SEA Semester Class S-289 enjoying dinner together as we begin our week-long exploration of the South Island of New Zealand.

Ship's Log

Christchurch, New Zealand

Students and faculty arrived safely in New Zealand today, surprisingly energetic considering the long hours across the Pacific Ocean. After a couple days in Christchurch, meeting with climate experts from the University of Canterbury and the local business community, we are off to visit Franz Josef and Aoraki Mount Cook, two areas in the western part of the South Island impacted by melting glaciers. Our New Zealand hosts have been welcoming (“Haere Mai” means “Welcome” in the language of the indigenous Māori people), and the dramatic landscape beyond the city beckons.

Much more to come...

Jeff Wescott, Professor
Sea Education Association

Categories: Robert C. Seamans,Climate & Society, • Topics: s289  study abroad  climate change  new zealand • (1) Comments


Leave a public comment for students and crew to read when they reach their next port and have access to the internet!

#1. Posted by Anne-Lise Eikeland Norway on November 08, 2019

Ønsker mitt barnebarn JuneHelen Strøm Eikeland god seilas med dine nye venner. Gleder meg til og følge dere. Kjempeklem fra farmor



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