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Brian Vanger's oceanography timeline

  • Feb 2, 950

    First European Travel to America

    First European  Travel to America
    Leif Ericson, reaches the New world, 500 years before Columbus. Because other Ueopean nations became powerful after words, Columbus is genuinely the only one to get credit. On the Left is a picture of Thor, who is also a Viking, and the only chance I have to stick his picture in a legitimate school assignment
  • Feb 2, 1405

    China introduces compuss to Europe

    China introduces compuss to Europe
    This amazing invention, which China had for centuries prior, allows Europe to begin exploring the World with far more accuracy, allowing Columbus to arrive in America 50 years latter.
  • Feb 2, 1450

    Prince Henry creates the first observatory for Navigation and Astronomy.

    Prince Henry creates the first observatory for Navigation and Astronomy.
    This event shows how Oceanography was quickly becoming a major science, of massive importance. and lead to several discoveries about the ocean.
  • Feb 2, 1480

    Bart. Dias travels arround the bottom of Africa

    Bart. Dias travels arround the bottom of Africa
    This shows a major advancement in technology, as previously, traveling such a great distance would be impossible. Also allows Europe to more easily trade with the rest of the world.
  • Feb 2, 1492

    Culumbus trvales to "new" world

      Culumbus trvales to "new" world
    this is important, as it overshadows Erikson in most text books, and helps create a new wave of navigation and interest in Europe. It sets a precedent of attacking less advanced people.
  • Feb 2, 1513

    Nunez first Learns of Pacific Ocean

    Nunez first Learns of Pacific Ocean
    This is important as it is the first time a European learns of the Pacific Ocean, and allows them a better understanding of the world. Gave Europe a better sence of the erth's size, and helped them understand that they weren't in Asia.
  • Feb 2, 1521

    Magellan’s ship travels world

    Magellan’s ship travels world
    This is a major achievement for explorers, as he is the first man known to almost circumnavigate the planet (he dies while on route). He utilized all of the tools of his time, including star maps, showing that his feat could not have been accomplished before.
  • Feb 2, 1530

    Gemma Frisco learns that Longitude controlls time of day.

    Gemma Frisco learns that Longitude controlls time of day.
    This is important, as it helps scientists such as Newton, create theories on the Earth and how it travels around the world. It also gives Europe a more accurate idea of how big the Earth really is.
  • 1687 Newton creates thoery of Gravitation

    1687 Newton creates thoery of Gravitation
    this theory, along with his laws of motion, are the basis of modern physics. at the time this theory was important, as it explains why the tides act, and gives sailors another tool of navigation, both of which through the moon
  • Ben Franklin finds quicker route between Europe and America

    Ben Franklin finds quicker route between Europe and America
    This is useful as it allows a faster relay of information between America and England, and shows the first uses of modern current (the gulf stream), knowledge for human travel.
  • First chronometer is made by Harrison

    First chronometer is made by Harrison
    this devise allows for very precise measurement of time, even while on the sea. This allows for far better navigation as people now know how long they’ve traveled, allowing them to use math to get a better sence of thier location.
  • Challenger voyage Begins

    Challenger voyage Begins
    The HMS Challenger, the first major oceanography ship, beings its expedition into the sea. It mostly uses sails, but also has a steam engine for auxiliary power. This voyage is so successful, many others follow in attempts to follow the HMS Challenger’s legacy. It is also the first scientific expedition
  • First voyage into the Artic

    First voyage into the Artic
    The Fram, commanded by Fridtjof Nansen begins its expedition into the arctic. The ship is built to measure ice currents, and to withstand massive ice pressure. It takes many samples of the water, and Nansen, learns that the north pole has no land mass, and is only ice. After a year stuck in ice, Nansen leaves the ship and lives on seals until he is discovered by England a year latter.
  • Wood's Hole created

    Wood's Hole created
    Major research facility in Massachusetts is built off of self funding. Currently employs over 140 scientists, and 150 graduate students. It’s mission statement is “The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicated to research and education to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicating this understanding for the benefit of society.”
  • NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) formed

    NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) formed
    This international organization, works to monitor weather on a global scale, and is still being used today. Uses Satellites among other devises to monitor the sea.