Schedule
for Damon Ramsey

I try to keep this as updated as possible. At the moment due to the virus, contracts are offered then cancelled - it is changing weekly! For just completed trips and work history go to work history of Damon Ramsey

PLEASE NOTE DUE TO THE VIRUS, THIS SCHEDULE IS CHANGING DAILY AS I TRY TO DEAL WITH CONSTANT CANCELLATIONS AND SWAP INTO MORE APPROPRIATE OR LIKELY TRIPS; AND SO I APOLOGISE THAT IT HAS TURNED INTO A CONFUSING MESS!!

Examples: 
Work; including my role, dates, locations, ship, company
Private expeditions, time off
Courses & training

2020

MARCH

at home; new computer set up, new lens, previous expenses, upcoming contract paperwork, MARLINs training courses, LEAP training courses, writing lectures, update lectures, continue change of website.

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS -General Naturalist/Botanist,  20th March (Cape Town) - 7th April (Tema, Accra), on Silver Cloud, Silversea.

INSTEAD - Working on website

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - Private 4 day Expedition to Singapore's forests and shops & Visa refresh

23rd March- Flee Asia to Australia. Borders closed, stuck in Perth.

APRIL

All of April. International, national and regional borders still closed, still stuck in Perth.

CANCELLEDflight Ghana-Polynesia

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - West Africa, Cape Town to Accra

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS 10th April Papeete, French Polynesia - 24th April, Lautoka, Fiji,  on board Silver Explorer, with Silver Sea.

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - 24th April, Lautoka, Fiji - 11th May, Cairns, Australia,  on board Silver Explorer, with Silver Sea.

MAY

CANCELLED - Cairns - annual skin check. Perth instead.

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - Private expedition Asia or Mexico.

Bangkok AECO exam? Instead completed in Perth

CANCELLED for now - New tax programme and data entry. 

Private expedition south-west Australia: John Forrest National Park, Avon Valley NP, Yanchep NP, Dryandra Forest.

Private expedition south-west Australia: return to Dryandra Forest for rare mammal spotlighting, Lake Clifton for thrombolites, Lane Poole National Park to get soggy,

JUNE

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - Arctic Season Pre-Embarkation Training, 3rd - 10th June, Reykjavik, Iceland, for Silver Sea.

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - Lecturer and Zodiac driver/guide. 10th June Reykjavik, Iceland  - 21st June Longyearbyen, Norway, on board Silver Cloud, with Silver Sea.

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - Lecturer and Zodiac driver/guide. 21st June Longyearbyen - 30th June Tromso, Norway, on board Silver Cloud,  with Silver Sea.

Private expedition south-west Australia continues: Cape Leeuwin, Stirling Range National Park, Walpole NP, Fitzgerald River NP, Wave Rock, Pinnacles, Ningaloo Reef.

JULY

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - Lecturer and Zodiac driver/guide. 30th June Tromso - 9th July, Longyearbyen, Norway, on board Silver Cloud,  with Silver Sea.

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - Lecturer and Zodiac driver/guide. 9th July, Longyearbyen, Norway - 20th July Reykjavik, Iceland, on board Silver Cloud, with Silver Sea.

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - Lecturer and Zodiac driver/guide. 20th July Reykjavik, Iceland - 5th August, Churchill, Canada, on board Silver Cloud, with Silver Sea.

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS- 20th July - 5th August, Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq, on board Silver Cloud, with Silver Sea.

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS & WA STATE BORDERS STILL CLOSED: Proposed Private expedition: across southern Australia, central Australia, south-east Australia, east coast Australia?

 Instead: Private expedition mid-west Australia: Exmouth, Shark Bay, Nallan station, Kennedy Range, Karinjini NP, Millstream NP.

AUGUST

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Expedition team. 11th-19th Aug, Broome - Wyndham, on board Caledonian Sky, APT,

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Expedition team. 19th - 28th Aug 2020, Wyndham - Broome, on board Caledonian Sky, APT.

First half of August: Private expedition: west Australia continues: Spring flowers in desert country!

Second half of August in Perth: Finish bulk of re-focus of website. Finish tax return 2019-20.

SEPTEMBER

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS Expedition team. 28 Aug - 9 Sept 2020, Broome - Darwin, Kimberley, on board Caledonian Sky, Noble Caledonia.

Proposed private expedition continuing south-west WA flowering season: Lesueur NP, Fitzgerald River, Arid, WA Nullarbor.

OCTOBER

Proposed private expedition: across Australia; SA Nullarbor, Flinders ranges, Central Australia, North-west Queensland, south-east Queensland, east coast, finish in Cairns

 CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - 2nd October - 22nd October, Kimberley, Coral Adventurer, Coral Expeditions

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - Lecturer and Zodiac driver/guide. 20th October 2020 - 31st October. Fort Lauderdale, USA - Colon, Panama. On board Silver Explorer, for Silversea.

NOVEMBER

ROLE CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS -??Guest Lecturer. 28 Oct  2020 -  04 Nov  2020. Cairns - Cairns. Great Barrier Reef & Coral Sea expedition. On board, for Coral Expeditions.  - Guest Lecturer.  04 Nov  2020 - 11th Nov 2020. Cairns - Cairns. Great Barrier Reef & Coral Sea expedition. On board, for Coral Expeditions.  - Guest Lecturer. 11th Nov  2020 -  18th Nov  2020. Cairns - Cairns. Great Barrier Reef & Coral Sea expedition. On board, for Coral Expeditions.  - Guest Lecturer. 18th Nov  2020 -  25th Nov  2020. Cairns - Cairns. Great Barrier Reef & Coral Sea expedition. On board, for Coral Expeditions. 

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - Lecturer and Zodiac driver/guide. 31st October - 8th November 2020. Colon, Panama -  Guaquayil, Ecuador. On board Silver Explorer, with Silver Sea.

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - Lecturer and Zodiac driver/guide. 17th November - approx 1st December 2020. Easter Island, Chile, - Papeete, French Polynesia. On board Silver Explorer, with Silver Sea.

DECEMBER

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS: 11th December onwards, New Zealand Subantarctic, on board Silver Explorer, Silversea.

CANCELLED CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS: 21st December - 5th January 2021, Ushuaia to Ushuaia, Antarctica and South Georgia, on board Silver Cloud, for Silversea.

2021

JANUARY

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - 5th January 2021 - 20th January, Ushuaia to Ushuaia, Antarctica and South Georgia, on board Silver Cloud, for Silversea.

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS20th January 2021 - 30th January, Antarctica, Ushuaia to Ushuaia, on board Silver Cloud, for Silversea.

FEBRUARY

Most likely cancelled: Expedition team, 16 Feb 2021 to 27 Feb 2021, Ushuaia - Ushuaia, Antarctica in depth, on board Eclipse, Scenic Cruises.

MARCH

Most likely cancelled - Expedition team, 27th Feb 2021 - 10th March 2021, Ushuaia to Ushuaia, Antarctic in Depth, on board Eclipse, Scenic Cruises.

Most likely cancelled - Expedition team, 10th Mar 2021 - 27th March 2021, Ushuaia - Rio, Antarctica, Sth Georgia & Falklands, on board Eclipse, Scenic Cruises.

APRIL

Lecturer/Biologist, 28th April - end of May 2021. Australia - New Guinea - Indonesia. On board Silver Explorer, Silversea.

CANCELLED- 4th April - 22nd April 2021,  Easter Island - Tahiti, on board Island Sky, for Noble Caledonia.  

CANCELLED22nd April - 7th May 2021, TAHITI-FIJI, on board Island Sky, for Noble Caledonia.

MAY

CANCELLED-7th May - 19th May 2021, Fiji - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, on board Island Sky, for Noble Caledonia.

CANCELLED-19th May - 27th May 2021, Rabaul - Port Moresby Papua New Guinea, on board Island Sky, for Noble Caledonia.

JUNE 

 Guest Lecturer, 31st May - 10th  June 2021, Kimberley coast, on board Coral Geographer, Coral Expeditions.

 Guest Lecturer, 11th June - 21st June 2021, Kimberley coast, on board Coral Geographer, Coral Expeditions.

 Guest Lecturer, 21st June - 1st July 2021, Kimberley coast, on board Coral Geographer, Coral Expeditions.

do Arctic AECO exam

JULY

(cancel work and replace with next local contract) Expedition team, 6th July 2021 - 19th July 2021, Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen,  'Arctic adventure', on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic Cruises.

Lecturer/Biologist 24th July - 10th September 2021, Australia: Kimberley - across the top - east coast. On board Explorer, SS. 

a gap between 19th July - 4th august?

AUGUST

(cancel work and replace with next local contract) Expedition team, 4th August 2021 - 17th August 2021, Reykjavik - Longyearbyen, 'Arctic explorer', on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic Cruises.

(cancel work and replace with next local contract) Expedition team, 17th August 2021 - 30th August 2021, Longyearbyen - Bergen, 'Across the Arctic circle', on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic Cruises.

(continued) Lecturer/Biologist 24th July - 10th September 2021, Australia: Kimberley - across the top - east coast. On board Explorer, SS. 

SEPTEMBER

short break

(continued) Lecturer/Biologist 24th July - 10th September 2021, Australia: Kimberley - across the top - east coast. On board Explorer, SS. 

OCTOBER

Lecturer/Biologist 10th October - 11th December 2021. SC, SS. 

NOVEMBER

(cancel work and replace with next contract) Naturalist & Zodiac driver, 10th -26th Nov 2021, USHUAIA - STANLEY (?), on board Hebridean Sky, for Noble Caledonia.

(continued) Lecturer/Biologist 10th October - 11th December 2021. SC, SS. 

DECEMBER

(cancel work and replace with next contract) Naturalist & Zodiac driver, 26th Nov - 14th Dec, STANLEY - USHUAIA,  on board Hebridean Sky, eclipse charter?, for Noble Caledonia.

(continued) Lecturer/Biologist 10th October - 11th December 2021. SC, SS. 

2022

JANUARY

Lecturer/Biologist 5th January 2022 - 12th February 2022. SC, SS. 

 FEBRUARY

(continued) Lecturer/Biologist 5th January 2022 - 12th February 2022. SC, SS. 

available

MARCH

(cancel work and replace with next local contract) Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 27 Feb - 10 March 2022, Antarctic In Depth, on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic.  - Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 10 March - 28 March 2022, South Georgia to Rio, on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic.

Lecturer/Biologist. 21st March 2022 -  3rd May 2022. SW, SS.

APRIL

(continued) Lecturer/Biologist. 21st March 2022 -  3rd May 2022. SW, SS.

MAY

(continued) Lecturer/Biologist. 21st March 2022 -  3rd May 2022. SW, SS.

JUNE

available

(APPLIED FOR) Biologist. 4th June 2022 - 14th July 2022, on board Silver Explorer, for Silversea.

(APPLIED FOR)  Biologist . 14th June - 24th June, on board Silver Explorer, for Silversea.


JULY

Guest Lecturer. 27th June  2022 - 07th Jul 2022. Kimberley coast. Broome - Darwin. On board Coral Discoverer, for Coral Expeditions.

Guest Lecturer. 8th July  2022 - 18th Jul  2022. Kimberley coast. Broome - Darwin. On board Coral Discoverer, for Coral Expeditions.

Guest Lecturer. 18th July  2022 - 28th July. Kimberley coast. Broome - Darwin. On board Coral Discoverer, for Coral Expeditions.

AUGUST

Guest Lecturer. 29th July  2022 - 08th August  2022. Kimberley coast. Broome - Darwin. On board Coral Discoverer, for Coral Expeditions.

available

(APPLIED FOR) Biologist. Mid-August 2022 - 24th September 2022, SE, Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Cairns.

(possible cancellation to replace with previous local contract)  Marine Biologist, 13th Aug - 30th August 2022, Franz Josef Land, on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic.

SEPTEMBER

(possible cancellation to replace with next local contract) Marine Biologist, 30 Aug - 10 Sept 2022, Beyond the Arctic Circle, on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic.

Marine Biologist, 10 Sept - 21 Sept 2022, Beyond the Arctic Circle, on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic.

Marine Biologist, 21 Sept - 3 Oct 2022, Lofoten Isl & Norwegian Fjords, on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic.

(APPLIED FOR) Biologist. Mid-August 2022 - 24th September 2022, SE, Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Cairns

OCTOBER

Guest Lecturer, 11th Oct 2022 - 21st Oct  2022. Cape York. Cairns - Thursday Island. On board Coral Discoverer, for Coral Expeditions.

Guest Lecturer, 21st Oct 2022 - 31st Oct  2022. Cape York. Thursday Island - Cairns. On board Coral Discoverer, for Coral Expeditions.

NOVEMBER

(APPLIED FOR) Biologist. Start of November 2022 - 12th December 2022. - SW, SS.

(possible cancellation to replace with previous local contract) Naturalist, 10th November -  Nov 2022, Antarctica, on board Scenic Eclipse 1, Scenic.

Naturalist, 10th November -  Nov 2022, Antarctica, on board Scenic Eclipse 1, Scenic.

DECEMBER

Naturalist, th December -  December 2022, Antarctica, on board Scenic Eclipse 1, Scenic.

 Naturalist,  th December 2022 - 9th January, Antarctica, on board Scenic Eclipse 1, Scenic.

short break

2023

JANUARY

available

FEBRUARY

Naturalist, 31st Jan -  11th Feb 2023, Antarctic in Depth, on board Scenic Eclipse 1, Scenic.

Naturalist, 11th - 22nd Feb 2023, Antarctic, on board Scenic Eclipse 1, Scenic.

Naturalist, 22nd Feb 2023 - 12th March, South Georgia - Montevideo, on board Scenic Eclipse 1, Scenic.

MARCH

(continued from last month) Naturalist, 22nd Feb 2023 - 12th March, South Georgia - Montevideo, on board Scenic Eclipse 1, Scenic.

break

APRIL

available

MAY

available

JUNE

available

Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 19th June -2nd July 2023, Arctic in Depth, on board Scenic Eclipse 1, Scenic.

JULY

Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 2-12 July 2023, Arctic in Depth, on board Scenic Eclipse 1, Scenic.

 Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 12-23 July 2023, Arctic in Depth, on board Scenic Eclipse 1, Scenic.

 Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 23 July - 9 Aug 2023, Beyond the Arctic Circle, on board Scenic Eclipse 1, Scenic.

AUGUST

 Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 9-19 Aug 2023, Norway in Depth, on board Scenic Eclipse 1, Scenic.

break

SEPTEMBER

available

OCTOBER

available

NOVEMBER

available

DECEMBER

available


Damon Ramseyperched on the edge of a volcano in Melanesia

Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? The first expedition I am booked to work on after the virus is New Guinea & Indonesia in 2021 with Silversea.