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November 21, 2019
SEA Semester Helps UVA Student Define Goals
SEA Semester in the NEWS
“Tall Ship Experience Helps Student Navigate Her Future”
By Fariss Samarrai
Katherine Webber, a third-year environmental sciences major at the University of Virginia minoring in global sustainability, recently completed a six-week learning adventure aboard a tall ship research vessel, the SSV Robert C. Seamans, in the South Pacific. She conducted field research for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center on a newly formed volcanic island, collected ocean data while at sea, and learned about Polynesian culture.
November 17, 2019
Day 4 consisted of an exciting, new, and breezy series of events. We started the day early, with a delicious breakfast made by our stewards before morning chores, getting into the routine of eating, cleaning, and taking care of the ship (our home for the month) together.
November 16, 2019
Last Day in Port
Hello from Nicole (A watch) and Rachel (B watch)!
We started day three early with our very first watch rotation: midnight-0100 for Nicole (with Mathilde and sailing intern Neil) and 0500-0600 for Rachel (with Sarah and 2nd scientist Emily). The watch before ours woke us up about ten minutes before we needed to be on deck.
November 07, 2019
Now and Then
Not so long ago, in the not too distant past, a younger version of myself embarked across the North Pacific on the SSV Robert C. Seamans. I was an eager and adventurous little explorer following a dream to sail across the sea.
November 05, 2019
Sunshine on My Shoulders (or, Thoughts from Lookout)
Dear old world, you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.” – Anne of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
November 04, 2019
The Definitive Top 5 mugs of the SSV Robert C Seamans
Its Grace here, reporting from the New Zealand EEZ (exclusive economic zone) just one day away from Auckland.
November 03, 2019
Daughter of Oceania
“If I have courage, it is because I have faith in the teachings of my ancestors. With that courage you can travel anywhere in the world and never be lost.”
- Mau Piailug
November 02, 2019
The Flaming Aces
Dutch Blitz: A high intensity card game of skill, speed, and sometimes plain luck (very similar to Pounce if anyone has ever played that). But this is not just a simple game of cards. It is a way for so many of us to come together, take a break, laugh and have a small bit of everyday land life brought onto the ship.
November 01, 2019
Steering by Stars
Ropes and lines cascade down from the top of the mast, to the end of the spreaders, and all the way down to the deck, adorning our ship like a spider web that’s been stretched across the rig.
October 31, 2019
The Haunted Ship
Wow! The crew really went all out today to create a haunted ship experience for us. Complete with leftover ground sausage, beets, and ketchup over the victim and villain in the galley, screams, spooky lights, someone floating in a harness suspended from the ceiling (wow Ava!), and a lot of other hidden surprises.