Mon, 16 Aug|
Polar Pod Expedition
Live conference with the explorer and environmentalist Jean-Louis Etienne. This conference will focus on his upcoming expedition on the Polar Pod, a manned oceanographic platform that will flip onto its side and drift around Antarctica to research the Southern Ocean.
Time & Location
16 Aug 2021, 5:30 pm AWST
Nedlands, 105 Broadway, Nedlands WA 6009, Australia
About The Event
ABOUT THE EXPEDITION:
In the Southern Hemisphere, the Southern Ocean is not partitioned by continents; it’s an open ocean that circulates around Antarctica. Driven by the westerlies, the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (CCA) brings together the three oceans, the Indian, the Pacific and the Atlantic.
At the other end of the world, this huge ocean is still unknown, oceanographic campaigns are rare. A major player in the climate and marine biodiversity reserve, the international scientific community is unanimous: we need in situ measurements.
To explore this ocean of storm, which sailors call the « furious fifties », the naval engineering office SHIP ST of Lorient designed the POLAR POD.
Jean Louis Etienne will join us via Zoom directly from France to give us more details about this upcoming expedition. The conference is free and it will be delivered in English.
For more information and to register click here