August 16, 2018

Our time in Nilaveli drew to a close, and with it the expedition. However, whilst we were still in Sri Lanka it would have been a shame not to have explored some the nation’s marvels. So, we took a 6-day self-funded gander round the mystical cloud forests, giant buddha...

August 6, 2018

Hey guys, here is our last blog post from this year’s expedition! The past seven weeks have flown by so quickly, and we are incredibly sad to have left Nilaveli, which has been our current home. The beginning of the expedition seems like a decade ago: arriving in Colom...

July 14, 2018

7:00 a.m. bright eyed and bushy tailed, all 10 expedition members arise from their slumber ready to start the day! Breaking our fast at our lovely beach front, open aired decked hut, one by one we join the rest of the team for toast and Sri Lankan Omelettes. Breakfast...

July 7, 2018

Outreach Coordinator Priyanka has been working hard to bridge connections with local schools around Nilaveli. Upon visiting Kaileshwara College, we spoke to a couple of teachers who kindly introduced us to the school and told us about their subjects. They seemed very e...

July 2, 2018

After 6 days of continuous data collection a day for something a little different was greeted with a warm welcome! Personally, I was ecstatic for my first lie in since arriving in Nilaveli, but alas, no 1pm Weetabix came to fruition as Friday saw a 6:30 wake up call. T...

Hello loyal followers; it’s time for a long-awaited and long-overdue update!

The past couple of weeks have been quite eventful, especially with the arrival of our supervisor Debbie. Recently we have improved our methodologies and are now feeling very confident in achiev...

June 26, 2018

Our expedition would not be possible without the fantastic support from the following organisations:

University of Glasgow Exploration Society

Glasgow Natural History Society

The Glasgow Natural History Society works to encourage the study of natural history in West Scotl...

June 16, 2018

And so the research begins...

Now that the rest of our team is Padi Rescue certified it was time to start our Pilot studies. With both our fish identifying and benthic coverage projects taking place underwater, our sound-scape ecology from the dive boat above and our ma...

June 13, 2018


We have now been in Sri Lanka for over a week and everyone has settled in nicely to our new accommodation. The last 2 days have been one’s full of dive training for 6 of our team members. Yesterday, Andrew Mid and Esther both completed their final 2 dives of t...

June 13, 2018

With much gratitude from all the team we are pleased to announce that RSK Group Ltd are now sponsoring the University of Glasgow Sri Lanka Expedition!

The task of funding a fully-fledged research expedition from scratch has taken the combined strength of 10 high spirite...

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Ayubowan! We are the Glasgow University Sri Lanka 2018 Expedition Team! On our blog you can find out more about us and what we do. Over the course of this year we will be posting about our fundraising, our expedition and much more. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via

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Fundraising for a big project like this can be tough, and any help will make the difference!

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