Prof. James Floyd, Geological Consultant, Military and Maritime Historian and Science Communicator

A native of Scotland, Professor James Floyd, has recently retired as District Geologist after 36 years with the British Geological Survey (NERC) in Edinburgh and now works as a geological consultant and freelance science, military and maritime history communicator on cruise ships. A graduate of Glasgow (BSc), Heriot-Watt (MSc) and St Andrews (PhD) Universities, he has published more than 100 professional papers, articles, books and maps. 


As a Chartered Geologist and Fellow of the Geological Society, he has wide experience of the geology of many parts of the world. In 2007, he was awarded an honorary professorship in the School of the Built Environment at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, for his research on architectural conservation, including work in Valletta with Heritage Malta.

As an earth scientist, James is particularly fascinated with the way geology and environment has influenced the history and development of cities and human societies. In addition to communicating popular science, expedition cruising allows him to share his other passions of modern naval, maritime and exploration history and travel.
His new career as a guide, escort and lecturer on cruise ships has included voyages to Norway, the Baltic, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroes, Portugal, Azores, Madeira, Canaries, Cape Verde, North, Central and South America, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean.

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Silver Privilege Fares From

May 29 2015 14 7511 Silver Explorer Dublin, Ireland to Tromso, Norway $7,850
Jun 12 2015 10 7512 Silver Explorer Tromso, Norway to Longyearbyen, Svalbard $8,150
Jun 22 2015 10 7513 Silver Explorer Longyearbyen, Svalbard to Tromso, Norway $8,150
Jul 02 2015 10 7514 Silver Explorer Tromso, Norway to Longyearbyen, Svalbard $8,150
Nov 02 2015 12 7524 Silver Explorer Valparaiso, Chile to Ushuaia, Argentina $6,350
Nov 14 2015 18 7525 Silver Explorer Ushuaia, Argentina to Ushuaia, Argentina $16,950
Dec 02 2015 10 7526 Silver Explorer Ushuaia, Argentina to Ushuaia, Argentina $9,950
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