Travelling through earthquake and volcano zones

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Published on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 Uploaded by: swardgn

Recipients of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and Land Rover 2010 ?Go Beyond? Bursary have departed the UK to document the lives of hundreds of people who live along some of the world?s most dangerous fault lines. The team of three will uncover the complex relationship people have with their environment where the natural world catastrophically affects the human one. The British expedition team who form the group Fault Line Living, will be travelling almost 25,000 km from Iceland to Iran over a 12-week period to gain a detailed understanding of the issues faced by communities living on fault lines. Before leaving, Serena Davies, Tamsin Davies and Adam Whitaker were presented with their Land Rover Defender 110 and funding of ?10,000 at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London,. Starting in Iceland, where the team may experience up to 78 earthquakes a day, they will then travel to Italy, Greece, Turkey and finally Iran. Along the way they will be working with school students, seismologists and citizens of each country to investigate how different communities adapt to the challenges of fault line living. Land Rover holds sustainability at the core of its business activity, including sponsoring partners such as RGS-IBG. Together with sister company, Jaguar, Land Rover is investing ?800m in sustainable technology which includes the development of hybrid technology and the use of lightweight material. As part of Land Rover?s commitment to sustainability, the manufacturing and mileage of the 110 Defender vehicle are being carbon offset through ClimateCare who run Land Rover's CO2 Offset Programme in the UK, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Austria and the Middle East, China and Japan. To keep up to date with the Fault Line Living team you can visit their website www.faultlineliving.com. For more information about the Go Beyond bursary visit www.rgs.org/grants and for more details concerning Land Rover?s sustainability programme please visit www.landrover.com/ourplanet and for information on Land Rover Experience visit http://www.landrover.com/experien/en/eastnor/Training/training.htm

Category Experiences Tag volcano driving earthquake danger Location London