HMS Challenger: a trailblazer for modern ocean science

150 years ago, HMS Challenger left England on a quest to explore the world’s oceans. Its impact is still felt today

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About Our Ocean, Our Planet

Our Ocean, Our Planet is a new online space at Royal Museums Greenwich dedicated to exploring the climate crisis and our changing relationship with the ocean.