FROM the Daily Echo newsroom to the Atlantic rim.

Former Echo newshound Lynn Morris is about to embark on a year-long mission to raise awareness of global climate change.

Lynn, 29, an Echo reporter between 2006 and 2008, and two friends nailed a £10,000 grant from the Royal Geographic Society to tackle their Atlantic Rising project.

The vision behind the voyage is to follow the 1m contour line around the edge of the Atlantic – predicted to be the new Atlantic coastline in 100 years.

En route, they will visit schools and set up networks, enabling children to learn about the potential impact of rising sea levels.

“If you are a 12-year-old it’s difficult to know how it might affect you,” said Lynn, from Poole.

“But if you live in Liberia and half your village has been washed away in a tidal surge, you clearly know what it’s all about.

“Our aim is to put these children in touch with one another and make it real for them.”

Places the trio, who met at Cambridge University, will visit that could be sunk if sea levels do rise include historic slave forts in Ghana, crab farms in the USA and turtle breeding grounds in Belize.

“When you think about the amount of land that could be lost it is frightening,” said Lynn.

During the whole adventure, the team will cover a mind-boggling 32,000km and travel through 31 countries.

They will take their Landrover from Poole on September 1, down the west coasts of France, Spain and Africa before taking a container ship across the Atlantic to Brazil.

They will then continue overland north through the Americas before returning to the UK from Canada.

Lynn and her colleagues Tim Bromfield and Will Lorimer will travel to France courtesy of Condor Ferries and are also backed by Sandbanks Marina.

To learn more about the Atlantic Rising project go to You can also sponsor the team at