Globo is one of the major television networks in Brazil and they are airing this week a special segment on the Darwin and the Adventure expedition aboard the Tocorimé. It is very exciting to see how the production came out. It is all in portuguese except for the English speakers’ interviews. I don’t know . . . → Read More: Darwin and the Adventure: the Brazilian TV Show!
These are the slides from a talk I gave last Friday to the Duke University Marine Lab on the Darwin and the Adventure project in Brazil. I don’t read off of slides, so alot of info is lacking but you get the drift. Darwin and the Adventure: Sailing, Science and Outreach in South America View . . . → Read More: Darwin and the Adventure: Sailing, Science and Outreach in South America
Monday, Sept. 21, was a big day as it was the workshop that we had been preparing for. The goal of the workshop as stated on The Beagle Project’s website was to “… join scientists from South America, UK and USA to identify key opportunities for using sailing vessels for modern research with a focus . . . → Read More: Darwin and the Adventure – The Workshop
Tocorime Tocorimé shipboard molecular lab. Sunday was a big day. We had our first sail, set up the molecular lab on board, did a practice plankton tow, and met the rest of the workshop participants (more on the workshop in the next post). We were picked up early in the morning and taken out to . . . → Read More: Darwin and the Adventure Day 4
As promised, here are some pictures from last Saturday. We are back in business now, held our last day of the event and will spend tomorrow collecting all of our thoughts. In my view it was a tremendous success. Our link up to the International Space Station worked and the children got to ask their . . . → Read More: Darwin and the Adventure Day 3 (Pictures)
On Saturday, we had logistical operations all day. We needed to finalize our plans for Monday’s workshop and discuss operations with the Tocorimé organizers. The crew of the Tocorimé have been such an amazing and invaluable resource. Their enthusiasm for the project has been spiritual at times. The lovely Adriana and Markus have a can . . . → Read More: Darwin and the Adventure Day 3
On Friday we were picked up in the morning by a very nice, and patient, driver from Paraty Tours, who deciphered from my pidgin spanish that two of the intended party was not able to make it on time due to plane connection problems in Paris. So it was just Karen and I and the . . . → Read More: Darwin and the Adventure Day 2
South Rio de Janiero, looking down from Parque Nacional de Tijuca. Thursday saw an early morning arrival of a bleary-eyed american to Rio de Janeiro. After making a somewhat easy trip through immigration and customs and picked up my bag (containing suspicious looking molecular biology contents that no one in the US or Brazil seemed . . . → Read More: Darwin and the Adventure Day 1