History of OceanographyJamieManford3

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    Pytheas (B.C.)

    Pytheas of Massalia or (using the Latin form) Massilia (Ancient Greek Πυθέας ὁ Μασσαλιώτης) (4th century BC), was a Greek geographer and explorer from the Greek colony, Massalia (modern day Marseilles). He made a voyage of exploration to northwestern Europe at about 325 BC.
  • Period: Jan 6, 1000 to


  • Prince Henry

    According to João de Barros, in Algarve he repopulated a village that he called Terçanabal (from tercena nabal).[2] This village was situated in a strategic position for his maritime enterprises and was later called Vila do Infante.
  • Franklen

    An aging Franklin accumulated all his oceanographic findings in Maritime Observations, published by the Philosophical Society's transactions in 1786.[40] It contained ideas for sea anchors, catamaran hulls, watertight compartments, shipboard lightning rods and a soup bowl designed to stay stable in stormy weather.
  • Mattthew

    he devoted his time to the study of naval meteorology, navigation, charting the winds and currents, seeking the "Paths of the Seas" mentioned in Psalm 8 in the Bible.
  • Challenger

    Prompted by the Scot, Charles Wyville Thomson—of the University of Edinburgh and Merchiston Castle School—the Royal Society of London obtained the use of Challenger from the Royal Navy and in 1872 modified the ship for scientific work, equipping her with separate laboratories for natural history and chemistry.
  • Bathysphere

    A bathysphere (Greek words βάθος (bathos), "depth" and σφαίρα (sphaira), "sphere") is a spherical deep-sea submersible which is unpowered and is lowered into the ocean on a cable.
  • Sonar

    During the 1930s American engineers developed their own underwater sound detection technology and important discoveries were made, such as thermoclines, that would help future development. [8] After technical information was exchanged between the two countries during the Second World War, Americans began to use the term SONAR for their systems, coined as the equivalent of RADAR.