Communicating Ocean Science with GIS (ArcNews Online)

Since the Vikings, Denmark has been known as a seafaring nation. In 1845, 231 sailors and scientists set off on a scientific journey, named Galathea 1, that would take them south around Africa to India, visiting Tranquebar and the Nicobar Islands. It was a tough journey, and 20 men lost their lives. The results of the expedition, which had been ordered by Danish King Christian VIII, were to be delivered in a beautifully decorated book, but unfortunately the king died shortly after the expedition returned, and the scientists argued so much that the book never became a reality.


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