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February 04, 2019

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai - A Science Perspective

Rachel Scudder, Chief Scientist


(The following blog post first appeared in October, 2018, and is being reposted due to public interest. See also two student blog posts from Oct. 8 and Oct. 9 about the SSV Robert C. Seaman’s visit to this new island.)

Greetings from the Robert C. Seamans in the middle of the South Pacific.

Over a number of days in the past week the students, faculty, and staff of SPICE 2018, Class S-282, have been extremely privileged to spend time on Hunga Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai (HTHH). The students have done an excellent job of summing up our time there so far, but what we have been doing here is as close to the original explorers of old as you get in the modern day, so here is everything we’ve done all in one place.

October 22, 2018

Suva & Drua

Mariah Reinke, A Watch, Hobart and William Smith Colleges


Greetings, once again, from the good ship lollipop!

Ah the misery of forgetting to save your blog posts… technology working against me once again.

February 23, 2018

Land HO! Sailing into Samana

Karen Lynch, B Watch, Knox College

Caribbean Study Abroad

Hello to one and all of you wonderful souls keeping up with the Cramer! Throughout this past week of sailing, I have experienced a seemingly endless array of blue skies, cumulous and stratus clouds, and constellations - of course with very slight interruption of squalls blowing through from time to time.

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November 27, 2017

Three Sewanee Students Now Sailing with SEA Semester

SEA Semester

SEA Semester in the News
Sewanee students spending semester at sea
Sewanee Today

Sewanee students Hannah-Marie Garcia (Environment and Sustainability major), Kaylee Pierson (Natural Resources), and Ann Robinson (Environment and Sustainability), all C’19, are part of a select group of undergraduates from diverse U.S. institutions who are spending this semester sailing through the waters of New Zealand. Their goal is to better understand one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century: human impacts on the environment.

Through SEA Semester: The Global Ocean, a study abroad program offered by Sea Education Association (SEA), these students are exploring first-hand the unique environmental and complex cultural influences that have shaped these islands, all from the unique learning platform of a tall ship.

The class arrived in early September for six weeks of preparatory coursework on shore at SEA Semester’s campus in the oceanographic research community of Woods Hole, Massachusetts. On Nov. 12, the students arrived aboard the SSV Robert C. Seamans, SEA’s state-of-the-art 134-foot brigantine, in Auckland, New Zealand, to begin a six-week coastal and blue water voyage.

Read the full story.

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