OUR-WORLD UNDERWATER SCHOLAR: Floating in the Ambience

Posted by - 20th June 2017

Opening the delivery box, I’m faced with the yellow shell of a complex-looking machine, the AP Evolution rebreather unit. This was to be my first challenge being the Scholar, leaning how to dive again. The difference between closed-circuit rebreathers and the more-commonly used open circuit set-up is that exhaled air in a rebreather system is

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OUR-WORLD UNDERWATER SCHOLAR: Cave and island paradise

Posted by - 24th March 2017

  Towards the end of my year as the Scholar, the diving adventures keep getting more and more exciting. Last month, I was invited to join a cave film shoot with Evan Kovacs from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Advanced Imaging and Visualization Lab. Thereafter, I flew out to the Falkland Islands and joined a scientific

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OUR-WORLD UNDERWATER SCHOLAR: Patagonian cold-water corals

Posted by - 6th March 2017

Our-World Underwater Scholar Felix Butschek: The latest adventure of my Scholarship year was entirely focused on science and exploration. For my latest adventure as the Our-World Underwater Scholar, I joined a team of researchers from Chile and Germany, including the current Rolex Laureate for Exploration, Vreni Häussermann, to study cold-water corals of the Patagonian fjords. For this

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