Keira Knightly plays Elizabeth Swann in Pirates of the Caribbean


INSPIRATION - Pretty as a picture. Elizabeth Swann was the Governor's daughter in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean. Our zero carbon yacht is at present named after her.



Acidification - Air pollution causing our oceans and seas to acidify

Active Hull - A boat that can trim attitude using moving hull parts

Agreements - Advertising and sponsorship, investments

Ancient Egyptian - Solar funerary boats, Khufu

Artificial Intelligence - AI, the next evolutionary stage of thinking capacity

Atlantic Ocean - Attempt on the zero emission water speed record

Autonomy - NOC, Marine technology showcase online event 10-12 November 2020

Autonomous Docking - Future ports unloading for solar & wind powered shipping

Batteries - Lithium

Black Pearl, The - Pirate sailing ship

Bloodhound - Royal yacht built by Camper & Nicholsons in 1936

Brenton Thwaites - Henry Turner, Pirates of the Caribbean

Britannia Rules the Waves - A bygone era - Rule Britannia

Bubble Hull - A vessel that closes hatches automatically when capsized

Business Plan - Funding of the world's fastest solar powered ship

Captain Jack Sparrow played by Johnny Depp

Carbon Credits - Emissions offsetting and trading, United Nation's Kyoto Protocols

Christopher Columbus - Italian explorer, Atlantic trade winds

Circumnavigation - Autonomous world solar powered proposal

Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd - HQ in Sussex, England

Climate Change - Warming of planet earth globally

COLREGS - Collision avoidance at sea regulations: Rule 1, Rule 2, Rule 3, Rule 4
                 Rule 5, Rule 6, Rule 7, Rule 8, Rule 9, Rule 10

                 Sections II & III rules 11 - 19

                 Part C Lights & Shapes, Rules 20 - 31

                 Part D - Sound and Light Signals, Rules 32-37

                 Part E - Exemptions, Rule 38

                 Part F - Convention compliance verification provisions Rules 39 - 41

                 Annex I - Positioning and technical details of lights and shapes
                 Annex II - Additional signals for fishing vessels in close proximity
                 Annex III - Technical details of sounds signal appliances
                 Annex IV - Distress signals indicating need of assistance

                 Norway, Trondheim University, Autonomous marine operations

Compliance - Carbon offsetting

Corporation Tax - Allowable advertising expenses & return on investment


Covid-19 - An advantage for unmanned shipping to reduce virus spread

Crowdfunder - £102,940 raised for the Mayflower AI autonomous ship


DNV-GL - Classification and technology organization based in Norway

Drag - Hull performance curves (estimates)


Elizabeth Swann - Character in Pirates of the Caribbean played by Keira Knightly

English Channel - Solar powered water speed record attempt

Espen Sandberg - Director, Pirates of the Caribbean

Floatation - Displacement that keeps a vessel buoyant, or afloat

Flying Dutchman, The - Sailing ship

Geoffrey Rush - Captain Hector Barbossa

GIS - Geographic Information Systems Vs Geospatial data


Global Warming - Planet earth's temperature increase changing our climate

GNSS - Global Navigation Satellite System

Gold Standard - Carbon emission carbon reduction

Gore Verbinski - Director, Pirates of the Caribbean



Green Deal - European Commission's Research and Innovation Directorate calls

Helm - Forward cabin, seating and instrument consoles

HMS Queen Elizabeth - Dreadnought class battleship launched 1913

HMS Queen Elizabeth - Nuclear powered aircraft carrier launched 2014

HMY Britannia - Royal Yacht 1953 - 1997

Horizon Europe - €100 billion research and innovation programme for 2021

Hull Design



Hydrofoils - Retractable wings to reduce hull drag and heave resistance

Hydrogen Batteries - Hydrogen tanks & fuel cells combined to form an energy cartridge

Ian McShane - Blackbeard (Edward Teach)

IBM - Artificial Intelligence

Indian Ocean

Inspiration - 

IOC - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, UNESCO

IMO - Marine Environment Protection Committee, greenhouse gas reduction

Jack Davenport - Commodore James Norrington

Jameson Hunter Ltd

Javier Bardem - Armando Salazar, Pirates of the Caribbean

Jerry Bruckheimer - Producer, Pirates of the Caribbean

Joachim Rønning - Director, Pirates of the Caribbean

Johnny Depp - Captain Jack Sparrow

Kay, Nelson

Kaya Scodelario - Carina Smyth, Pirates of the Caribbean

Kevin McNally - Joshamee Gibbs

Kontiki - Thor Heyerdhal's pacific ocean raft

Kulo Luna - A very special humpback whale

Kyoto Protocol - Valuing carbon pollution for offset trading between countries

                     - Annex B, Article 12

Lego - Brickipedia fandom Pirates of the Caribbean adventure sets and models

Life On Earth

MATS - Marine Autonomy Technology Showcase November 2020

Mayflower Autonomous Atlantic solar boat - Plymouth UK launch, Plymouth arrival USA

                                                              Comms, Design, Navigation, Partners,  

                                                              Sensors, Team, Voyage 2021, Pilgrims 1620

Moby Dick - The original anti-whaling epic by Herman Melville

Mother Earth

MS Queen Elizabeth - Cunard cruise liner 2010 >>>

Natural Environment Research Council - NERC recruitment doctoral training partnership


Nvidia - Computer graphics processors

One Planet - Doctoral training partnership, Innovate UK


Orlando Bloom - Will Turner

Pacific Ocean

Paris Agreement - UN members Treaty to limit warming to 1.5 degrees centigrade

Penélope Cruz - Angelica

Pirates of the Caribbean - Disney series of 5 films starring Johnny Depp & Jeffrey Rush


Propulsion - Electric jet thrusters versus propellers

Queen Anne's Revenge - Blackbeards pirate sailing ship

Queen Elizabeth I - Tudor, 1558 - 1603, Good Queen Bess

Queen Elizabeth II - Windsor, British sovereign 1952 >>>

Queen Elizabeth 2 - QE1 Cunard cruise liner from 1969

Queen Elizabeth - Canadian solar powered canal boat 2016

Ra - Egyptian sun god, solar boats


RiverVax - Water filtration cleaning machines to recover micro fibres

RMS Queen Elizabeth - Cunard Line cruise ship launched in 1938

Rob Marshal - Director, Pirates of the Caribbean

RORO - Roll On Roll Off Ferry - Solar & Wind powered concept

Sailing - Tacking, beating (to weather) up and down wind, close & beam reaches

Scout - Autonomous solar powered transatlantic project 2013

SeaVax - Ocean filtration machines to recover micro and macro plastics & fishing nets

Shares - Share options for private investors in a dedicated trading entity

Shipping - Carbon dioxide emission 17% world total by 2050 if left unchecked

Sir Francis Drake - Privateer

Sir Henry Morgan - Buccaneer

Sir John Hawkins - Privateer, Admiral

Sir Walter Raleigh - Privateer

Solar Power

Solar Voyager - Autonomous transatlantic boat project

Specifications - Draft

Tank Testing - A water basin in which model boats are tested

Taxation - Corporation deductions

Ted Elliot - Script writer, Pirates of the Caribbean

Terry Rossio - Script writer, Pirates of the Caribbean

Test Rigs - Ford Transit hydraulics for solar and wind tracking automation 2019

Thor Heyerdahl - Kontiki and Ra raft expeditions

Trade Winds - Using these air currents to assist in the quest for zero carbon shipping

Transatlantic solar record attempt - Scout, Solar Voyager

Trident of Neptune - Roman God of the Seas

Trident of Poseidon - Greek God of the Seas


Tûranor Planet Solar - 1st solar powered circumnavigation, Guinness Book of Records



US Ambassador - Woody Johnson

Vasco Da Gama - Portuguese explorer 1497 expedition


Voluntary - Verified standard carbon trading

Volvo Ocean Race 2006 - Disney's Pirate of the Caribbean yacht 2005

Voyager - Solar powered autonomous transatlantic boat attempt 2015

Water Jets - Shaft less electric rim driven propellers

Water speed endurance records, projects and attempts

Weight - Hull displacement analysis in 5083 aluminium alloy

Wind Power

Wing Sails - Rigid collapsible sails, inspired by Walker Wingsails and Solar Sailor

X Factor - That something special

Yacht - A large luxurious boat or small cruise ship

Youtube - Jackie Wyers the hairstyles of Keira Knightly

Youtube - Jackie Wyers 18th century makeup products, likes & tips

Youtube - LWYMMD, Lucy's Heart movie clips, Taylor swift compilation

Youtube - Xchuck and BlairX, Jessie Jay, Do it like a dude

Zero Carbon - Shipping that produces no CO2 emissions in operation

Zero Radiation - Shipping that leaves behind no radioactive waste from atomic reactors








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