Innovative use of shipping data

This fascinating little research report talks about how historical shipping logbooks can be used to keep track of environmental data.  These logbooks include “historical logbooks recorded by explorers, whalers and merchants during epic expeditions between 1750 and 1850, including famous voyages such as Parry’s polar expedition in HMS Hecla and Sir John Franklin’s lost journey […]

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What to do with vast amounts of information

One of the things I have been thinking about as I prepare to start up my project is how to best organise the vast amounts of data I will need to use. Some of this data will come “ready-made” – already packaged and organised by various commercial and public vendors of data.  Here I am […]

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