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AST Systems Ltd are proud to have supported Atlantic Rising; a team of three who on their 32000km journey have been exploring the effects of rising sea levels along the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean.

The team’s mission to travel around the Atlantic on the 1 meter contour, predicted to be the new coastline of the ocean in 100 years, has raised awareness about the difficulties faced by Atlantic communities. Educating the next generation is a key factor in ensuring a sustainable future is available to those living in these ‘at risk’ areas.

The team, who set off from the UK in September 2009 took with them a Thrane & Thrane BGAN EXPLORER 300 and an Iridium 9505A Satellite Phone provided by AST Systems. During their expedition, Atlantic Rising used the equipment to post photos and updates on their website, www.atlanticrising.org as well as staying in contact with their expedition partners, including the Royal Geographical Society.

Lynn Morris from Atlantic Rising commented; ‘The satellite phone has already proved invaluable, I used it to phone my Dad for some advice when we were stuck in the mud with the tide coming in on a beach in Mauritania, and to hold a conference call with the Royal Geographical Society while in the Banc d’Arguin in Mauritania’.

Atlantic Rising travelled from Mont Saint-Michel in northern France, to the suburbs of Dakar via the Banc d’Arguin in Mauritania, visiting 13 schools from the remote Isle of Tiree in Scotland to Mariama Ba on Goree Island, Senegal famous for its connections with the slave trade. The case studies from these visits have been posted on the Atlantic Rising website as well as the BBC World Class blog using the BGAN EXPLORER 300.

For more information, visit www.atlanticrising.org