Weymouth Webcam installed at Lifeboat Station

Mark Constable, Richard Millwood and myself headed to Weymouth to install the web camera for the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution)’s Lifeboats.TV project, run by Ultralab.

The project is near completion and the web camera will provide an eye for young people visiting the website to explore live images from a lifeboat station.
View some pictures taken at Weymouth Lifeboat Station on the day of the installation.
Some images from the event:

The project is really pioneering for the RNLI who are exploring with Ultralab how digital creativity technologies can be used to engage the younger audience with the work of the RNLI.

Southend Lifeboat Station becomes 5th venue for Lifeboats.TV

On the 6th and 7th of March 2002 the Ultralab digital creativity team were based on the Southend Pier for the Lifeboats.TV project.
All the research conducted so far on this project has been done in conjunction with young people, exploring how creative use of technology could be used to enhance their learning, bringing the RNLI bang up to date with its uses of technology at the same time.
Southend Lifeboat Station became the fifth location for the Lifeboats.TV crew. The lifeboat station is based at the end of a pier and Matthew Eaves and Richard Millwood commented as they walked the mile pier journey that this was their strangest journey to work.
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The crew were excellent and lots of footage was captured at this location, all in aid of the RNLI’s new Lifeboats.TV site, a way for the RNLI to reach its young audience using creative technologies.
Watch crew member Lance explain why the lifeboat station is based at the end of a pier..
Team:
Matthew Eaves (Ultralab)
Colin Elsey (Ultralab)
Richard Millwood (Ultralab)
Micky Slatford (RNLI)
Peter Bradley (RNLI)
View the pictures taken at the Southend Lifeboat Station.
Some images from the event:

Skegness Lifeboat Station visited for Lifeboats.TV

18-20th February 2002
In Skegness we met Joel, the longest serving RNLI person in the country. Joel had been part of the lifeboat station since he was three years old. Joel’s father and grand father also served on the crew.
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All the research conducted so far on this project has been done in conjunction with young people, exploring how creative use of technology could be used to enhance their learning, bringing the RNLI bang up to date with its uses of technology at the same time.
Watch a male crew member explain how the more cakes baked the worse the weather was.
Team:
Matthew Eaves (Ultralab)
Colin Elsey (Ultralab)
Dunstan Bertschinger (Ultralab Support Teacher from Summer School Project)
Pete Bradshaw (Ultralab)
Alison Gee (Ultralab)
Micky Slatford (RNLI)
Some images from the event: