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Clean Planet Peninsula


Clean Planet Peninsula

From Icecap to Impact

The Clean Planet Foundation launched the Clean Planet Peninsula project in collaboration with polar adventurer, Antony Jinman Ed.D, and the UK Polar Network.

This multi-year initiative provides early-career polar scientists with practical fieldwork expeditions, enabling research studies to be undertaken in the polar regions- particularly linked to plastic pollution and the impact of climate change.

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Antony Jinman, Explorer


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The Project

Between 2023 - 2026, participants of the Clean Planet Peninsula project will gain hands-on experience through polar training courses, remote fieldwork camps and expeditions in the UK, Scandinavia, Arctic, and the Antarctic Peninsula.


They'll have the opportunity to conduct their own vital research on climate change impacts, plastic pollution, and other environmental challenges, contributing to global conservation efforts and scientific understanding while developing essential fieldwork skills.

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"[The Clean Planet Peninsula Project] is delivered as part of an overall survival skills course on Dartmoor, Devon.


It is the first step in a four-year programme aiming to take 16 participants, all in their 20s and selected from across UK universities, on polar expeditions.

This cohort is largely women, with participants hoping to redress the historic gender imbalance."

Harriet Bradshaw, Science & Climate Journalist, BBC

Reporting on-site from the Clean Planet Peninsula Project 


BBC Climate & Science reporter Harriet Bradshaw joined the Clean Planet Peninsula team on Dartmoor (UK) in August 2023.

Her written, and audio and video report was front-page across the BBC network- including BBC Breakfast, BBC News, BBC One, BBC Online, BBC SocialBBC Radio and BBC Spotlight. The report focussed on the importance of the project on environmental issues, with a specific focus on project coordinator, Ellie Honan's, course on female health in the polar regions.

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BBC Breakfast, the flagship morning show for the BBC included a long feature about the Clean Planet Peninsula Project. 

"A group of young scientists with ambitions to do polar research, are spending a week on Dartmoor (UK) to learn survival skills. Let's see how that translates..."

- Naga Munchetty,

BBC Breakfast Presenter

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