This website is intended to let users search for data and object records from HMS Challenger’s voyage of discovery. Additionally it contains background information on the voyage, the scientists and the contributing institutions. It also includes an overview of the project that produced this website.

Finding and using content

Where can I find out about the project, voyage, scientists and institutions that now hold the collections?

All of these are under the About link and the Voyage link

How do I contact a contributing organisation?

Each organisation has its own page on the Contributing Organisations page. Simply find the organisation and click on the contact link.

How do I contact the HMS Challenger Project Team?

If you need to contact the team at RAMM please use the Contact form.

Can I use content for my own purposes?

The main website is licensed under RAMM’s Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Creative Commons licence.

Each institution has its own copyright and licence terms on its content. You can see these on the institution’s page and on each of their records. Please ensure you follow the correct licence.


What does the main search do?

The main general search includes all the collections and website pages. Search results have a column of filters beside them. Use these filters to refine your search.

How do I use the search options?

Select a heading in the filter column. Then click on the value you want to filter by.

The project team and contributing content

Who is behind the project?

The John Ellerman Foundation funded the project and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter lead it. It was supported by the Natural History Museum and many institutions contributed to the collections content.

I have HMS Challenger content – how can I contribute it?

In the first instance contact the project team at RAMM via the Contact page (found at the bottom of the home page).