The tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry will depart Newport, Rhode Island, this summer on a five-week expedition to the Canadian Arctic. The voyage is an opportunity for the crew — consisting of scientists, a maritime historian, a film crew and 18 students — to observe, study and report on how climate change and the loss of summer sea ice are affecting the environment, wildlife and indigenous peoples.
Scheduled to begin in August, the expedition is part of the Northwest Passage Project, a collaboration between the Inner Space Center at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, the film company David Clark and several other partners.
This video from Inner Space Center gives insight about some of the work that was done during the winter to prepare the Oliver Hazard Perry for the upcoming season:
Berths are still available for the voyage, which is being sailed in eight legs.