Tag: maritime

Marine Digimap free trial

Do you study the sea?  If so you might be interested in our new free trial to Marine Digimap running until 19th May 2016.   This resource depicts the UK marine and coastal zone environment and includes images of official charts, plus a vector

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 18/04/16

Nautical chic by Amber Jane Butchart Amber Jane Butchart dropped by a few weeks ago, as part of the University public lecture series, and talked about her new book to a packed lecture theatre in Eldon Building.  She was very

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Sounds of our shores

Record your local sea shore for posterity!  The National Trust has invited everyone to record sounds of the UK seaside to form an audio archive.  Busy ports resounding with man-made sounds are as welcome as sounds of nature.  The “Sounds of our shores” project is

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HMS Victory Launched 250 Years Ago

Famous local icon, HMS Victory, best known for her role as Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar was launched 250 years ago today – and is still in commission as flag ship for the First Sea Lord. Another local

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Titanica

Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the launch of Titanic from the Harland & Wolff yard in Belfast. We’ve covered the Titanic before, but there’s more here from the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum’s Titanic exhibition. http://www.nmni.com/titanic/Home.aspx

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Marine Traffic

Thanks to a different A to yesterday for sharing his self confessed passion for marine traffic: http://www.marinetraffic.com This is a nearly live map of ship positions at sea so we’ve avoided posting it on International Speak Like a Pirate Day!  Could

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Live Ships

Some months ago TOTD had the privilege to travel to the Isle of Wight on the bridge of the Fastcat ferry and was shown by my captain friend the Automatic Identification System. This listed the names, speed, destination etc. of

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Old Weather

TOTD has covered Galaxy Zoo before. Here’s another site that allows you to contribute to science by choosing from a list of old Roayl Navy vessels and digitizing their weather observation logs. http://www.oldweather.org/

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Titanic

Today is the 98th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and whilst it’s not yet the big 100th, we thought we would commemerate the occassion. To find out more about the Titanic http://www.titanic-titanic.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic To see video of the

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Viking Quest

If your at a loose end one day and fancy getting out on the wide open sea then why not build your own Viking Longship? This little game on the BBC Website can show you how: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/vikings/launch_gms_viking_quest.shtml DISCLAIMER: Thing of

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