The Galathea expedition:
Exploring our own planet
Hjalte Bested Møller
How well do we know our own planet? What is there left to explore?
Continuing a tradition starting in 1845, in 2006 a ship carrying researchers from around the world left Denmark on a quest to some of the most remote locations of our planet.
The ocean is the "last frontier" and there is no shortage of ideas for how we humans can benefit by utilizing its vast resources. Already we humans are dependent on the ocean for our very survival as it moderates the climate and forms the land habitats where humans can thrive.
In reality, however, we know very little about this frontier and the life forms it contains. How will global changes, including climate change and human exploitation, impact the ocean? Katherine Richardson will tell the tale of the Galathea3 expedition in 2006-2007 that set out to answer some of these questions and her talk will focus on the answers they found.
After a session of Q& A at the bar and a few cocktails, Hjalte Bested Møller will perform using his "barrel-organ" and a few newly created gadgets. The act is inspired by Charlie Chaplin, silent movies and mime art.
Entrance to the event is free. No registration is necessary. Doors open at 19:30. Organised in cooperation with the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.