Schedule
for Damon Ramsey

For just completed trips and work history go to work history of Damon Ramsey

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.

CANCELLED - flight 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

??New tax programme and data entry. 

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

(continued) return to Dryandra Forest for rare mammal spotlighting, Lake Clifton for thrombolites, Lane Poole National Park to get soggy,

JUNE

First half of June: Private expedition south-west Australia continues: Cape Leeuwin, Stirling Range National Park, Walpole NP, Fitzgerald River NP, Wave Rock.

Second half of June: Private expedition mid-west Australia: Shark Bay, Ningaloo Reef.

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.

JULY

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: continue tropical north-west of Australia?

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.

AUGUST

Private expedition: south-west Australia continues: Spring flowers!

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.

SEPTEMBER

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

flight back to Bangkok?

rest of month off.

OCTOBER

Central America?

this part of October off..

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

NOVEMBER

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

a week off in between for break or free steam?

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

Possible not but not yet confirmed: 11th December onwards, New Zealand Subantarctic, on board Silver Explorer, Silversea.

break

(Possibly swapped for above/previous trips instead): 21st December - 5th January 2021, Ushuaia to Ushuaia, Antarctica and South Georgia, on board Silver Cloud, for Silversea.

2021

JANUARY

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

20th January 2021 - 30th January, Antarctica, Ushuaia to Ushuaia, on board Silver Cloud, for Silversea.

FEBRUARY

  Stay in South America, flight to...?

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

MARCH

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

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

APRIL

Bangkok base - few days off.

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

22nd April - 7th May 2021, TAHITI-FIJI, on board Island Sky, for Noble Caledonia.

MAY

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

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

JUNE 

month off!

maybe private expedition to New Guinea highlands?

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED) 31st May - 1st July 2021, Coral Expeditions Kimberley?

do Arctic AECO exam

JULY

Expedition team, 6th July 2021 - 19th July 2021, Longyearbyen - Longyearbyen,  'Arctic adventure', on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic Cruises.

a gap between 19th July - 4th august?

AUGUST

Expedition team, 4th August 2021 - 17th August 2021, Reykjavik - Longyearbyen, 'Arctic explorer', on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic Cruises.

Expedition team, 17th August 2021 - 30th August 2021, Longyearbyen - Bergen, 'Across the Arctic circle', on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic Cruises.

SEPTEMBER

short break

10th September 2021 - 26th September 2021, Cairns to LAUTOKA, Great Barrier Reef, Vanuatu, and Fiji, on Silver Explorer, Silversea Expeditions.

OCTOBER

26th September 2021 -  7th October 2021, LAUTOKA Fiji to Papeete, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, on Silver Explorer, Silversea Expeditions.

7th October 2021 - 29th October 2021, Papeete to Valparaiso Chile, French Polynesia, Pitcairn Islands, on Silver Explorer, Silversea Expeditions.

NOVEMBER

Naturalist & Zodiac driver, 10-26TH Nov 2021, USHUAIA- STANLEY, on board Hebridean Sky, for Noble Caledonia.

DECEMBER

Naturalist & Zodiac driver, 26th Nov - 14 Dec, USTANLEY-USHUAIA,  on board Hebridean Sky, eclipse charter?, for Noble Caledonia.

short break in South America

December 21st 2021 - February 4th 2022, Ushuaia to Ushuaia, on board Silver Cloud, Silversea. 

2022

JANUARY

December 21st 2021 - February 4th 2022, Ushuaia to Ushuaia, on board Silver Cloud, Silversea. 

FEBRUARY

available

MARCH

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED) Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 27 Feb - 10 March 2022, Antarctic In Depth, on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic.

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED), Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 10 March - 28 March 2022, South Georgia to Rio, on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic.

APRIL

available

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED) 6th - 27th April 2022,  Cape Town - Accra, on board Silver Cloud, for Silversea.

MAY

available

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED) 27th April - 15th May 2022, April - Accra - Lisbon, on board Silver Cloud, for Silversea.

JUNE

available

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED) 27th May 2022 - 14th June 2022, Cairns - Darwin, via New Guinea, on board Silver Explorer, for Silversea.

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED) 14th June 2022 - 24th June 2022, Darwin - Broome, Kimberley, on board Silver Explorer, for Silversea.

JULY

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED), Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 30 June - 13 July 2022, Norwegian Fjords and Svalbard, on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic.

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED), Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 13 July - 23 July 2022, Arctic In Depth, on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic.

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED), Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 23 July - 2 Aug 2022, Arctic In Depth, on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic.

AUGUST

available

SEPTEMBER

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED), Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 30 Aug - 10 Sept 2022, Beyond the Arctic Circle, on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic.

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED), Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 10 Sept - 21 Sept 2022, Beyond the Arctic Circle, on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic.

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED), Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 21 Sept - 3 Oct 2022, Lofoten Isl & Norwegian Fjords, on board Scenic Eclipse, Scenic.

OCTOBER

4th - 15th - break

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED), Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 16 - 24 October 2022, Caribbean Delights, on board Scenic Eclipse 2, Scenic.

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED), Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 24 Oct - 4 Nov 2022, Panama & Columbia Discovery, on board Scenic Eclipse 2, Scenic.

NOVEMBER

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED) Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 4 - 12 Nov 2022, Latin America Delights, on board Scenic Eclipse 2, Scenic.

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED) Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 12 - 25 Nov 2022, Peru & Chile Explorer, on board Scenic Eclipse 2, Scenic.

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED) Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 25 Nov - 6 Dec 2022, Antarctic in Depth, on board Scenic Eclipse 2, Scenic.

DECEMBER

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED) Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 6-17 Dec 2022, Antarctic in Depth, on board Scenic Eclipse 2, Scenic.

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED) Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 17 - 28 Dec 2022, Antarctic in Depth, on board Scenic Eclipse 2, Scenic.

short break

2023

JANUARY

available

FEBRUARY

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED) Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 2-13 Feb 2023, Antarctic in Depth, on board Scenic Eclipse 2, Scenic.

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED) Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 13-24 Feb 2023, Antarctic in Depth, on board Scenic Eclipse 2, Scenic.

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED) Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 24 Feb - 7 March 2023, Antarctic in Depth, on board Scenic Eclipse 2, Scenic.

MARCH

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED) Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 7-25 March 2023, South Georgia to Montevideo, on board Scenic Eclipse 2, Scenic.

break

APRIL

available

MAY

available

JUNE

available

JULY

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED) Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 2-12 July 2023, Arctic in Depth, on board Scenic Eclipse 1, Scenic.

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED) Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 12-23 July 2023, Arctic in Depth, on board Scenic Eclipse 1, Scenic.

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED) Birding/Marine Biologist/Naturalist, 23 July - 9 Aug 2023, Beyond the Arctic Circle, on board Scenic Eclipse 1, Scenic.

AUGUST

(APPLIED FOR, BUT NOT CONFIRMED) 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



Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.