An ocean voyage of a lifetime.

Doubtful Sound

27 June – 2 July 2022

Former BLAKE Inspire delegates

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On 27th June 2022, nine young New Zealanders and one primary school teacher will join a team of environmental leaders and scientists from GNS Science and the University of Otago on a scientific voyage of discovery to Doubtful Sound as part of BLAKE’s fifth BLAKE Expeditions programme.

Doubtful Sound is the deepest of New Zealand’s 14 fjords, spanning 40 kilometres from the head of the fjord to the Tasman Sea. Fjords are significant carbon sinks and play an important role in storing carbon and regulating climate. Student and teachers will work with a range of scientists, to explore the region and map and understand how carbon is buried in sediments of the fjord. This research will help understand the size, mechanics, and stability of carbon sinks across the world.

BLAKE Expeditions aim to ignite and fuel a passion for the environment and provide opportunities for delegates to combine natural science and research with an ocean adventure.

Meet our 2022 crew

Jacob Anderson

Expedition Director

BLAKE

 

James Gibson

CEO

BLAKE

 

Courtney Davies

Photographer and Videographer / Media

BLAKE

 

Gary Wilson

Chief Scientist

GNS

Christina Riesselman

Geologist

University of Otago

 

Andrew Gorman

Geologist
University of Otago

 

Chris Moy

Geologist

University of Otago

 

Sarah Jane Blake

Artist in Residence

BLAKE

 

Erica George

BLAKE Inspire for Teachers Alumni and Educator at Sea

Methven Primary School

 

Julie-Anne Parsons

Cook

Jack Beagley

BLAKE Ambassador and Geology Masters Student

University of Otago

 

Meet our 2022 student voyagers

Chris Furlong

Kristin School

AUCKLAND

 

Chris Williams

Takapuna Grammar School

AUCKLAND

 

Emma Freeman

University of Otago

OTAGO

 

Holly Bagwell

Long Bay College

AUCKLAND

 

Jack Chapman

Mana College

WELLINGTON

 

Keita Koroheke

University of Otago

OTAGO

 

Nora Quigley

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

CANTERBURY

 

Sophie Weenink-Smith

Crimson Global Academy

NELSON

 

Previous BLAKE Expeditions

2022 Doubtful Sound

2018 Kermadec Islands

2016 Auckland Islands

2014 Auckland Islands

2012 Kermadec Islands

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