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BBC wall-to-wall coverage for Clean Planet Peninsula project


Did you see it too? This weekend, our Clean Planet Foundation's flagship project, enabling scientists to undertake climate & microplastic research in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, received comprehensive coverage across the BBC.


A banner of screenshots of BBC coverage of the Clean Planet Peninsula Project

The Clean Planet Peninsula is a 4-year initiative, providing early-career polar scientists with practical fieldwork training and expeditions; enabling research studies to be undertaken in the Arctic and Antarctic- particularly linked to plastic pollution and the impact of climate change. The project is being run collaboration with polar educator and explorer, Antony Jinman Ed.D, and the UK Polar Network.


It all started on Saturday morning on BBC Breakfast...

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Then the online article dropped, focussing on the key female health workshop, run by project coordinator and UKPN's co-president, Ellie Honan:


The report headlined the Science & Technology section of the BBC all weekend. You can read the article here on the BBC, or watch/hear a narrated version below:

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Coverage continued throughout the day across multiple BBC TV, Radio and Social platforms...

...for example this landed on BBC One's Weekend News:


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And then the BBC's 24-hour news channel, BBC News, continued repeated coverage of the project, including a live interview with the Clean Planet Peninsula's project coordinator, and co-president of UKPN, Chloe Nunn:

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The above is only a selection of the mentions and coverage broadcast across the BBC.


Want to watch/listen live? Next up... we're on Health Check on the BBC World Service this Wednesday (6 Sept 2023) at 20.32 UK time / 3.32pm EST.


 

The featured BBC Coverage was possible thanks to BBC's Science and Climate journalist, Harriet Bradshaw, joining the Clean Planet Peninsula team on Dartmoor for the first year of training (thanks Harriet!)



Before sending the successful early-career polar scientist applicants to the Arctic and Antarctic for research expeditions, it's crucial to train them in both the theoretical and practical aspects of surviving and functioning in the polar regions. Many scientists may understand the research they need to gather, but not fully appreciate the unique skills required in the harsh environments found at the poles to bring back the data successfully.


The first year of the Clean Planet Peninsula project was focussed on selecting the polar scientists and then providing practical and theory-based training.



A group of 20 scientists and researchers were selected from a pool of over 400 interested, and invited to Dartmoor in August 2023 to undertake polar training.


All successful applicants needed to be undertaking key research projects where data from future polar expeditions could support their theses.


You can see more BBC coverage and learn about the project on the Clean Planet Peninsula's mini site. or specifically Year 1 - 2023 - Dartmoor.


 

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About Clean Planet Peninsula project

The Clean Planet Foundation, the UK Polar Network, and polar adventurer, Antony Jinman Ed.D, have launched the Clean Planet Peninsula project to provide early career polar scientists with fieldwork experience and undertake scientific research about polar environmental challenges. The initiative offers cost-effective training, remote fieldwork camps, and expeditions, focusing on plastic pollution and climate change impacts. The project aims to empower the next generation of polar scientists to tackle urgent environmental challenges and contribute to global conservation efforts.


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