12 June 2019
Tony Castro took part in a day's conference at the National Geografic Society organised by Boat International . The focus was on discussing how yacht owners could offer their yachts to scientists to carry out small reserach expeditions of say 1 to 2 weeks. Several Scientists were present and it was interesting to hear what they wanted to do and what equipment they needed. Often not a lot ! I think this is the same idea as "Seekeepers" does in the US for a number of years. Sounds good and interesting for the yacht owners and not very onerous .
Tony Castro is developing a 75m Expedition quasi-yacht so I was very interested to talk to the scientists.