History of Oceanography

Timeline created by Anne-Marie
  • Feb 2, 1002

    Middle Ages

    Middle Ages
    Lief Eriksson son of Erik the Red was the first European to sailed west of greenland and reached North America 500 years before Columbus.
  • Feb 2, 1066

    Middle Ages

    Middle Ages
    Vikings were highly engaged in intensive exploration, trade and colonization.
  • Feb 2, 1300

    Middle Ages

    Europeans succesfully establish trade routes includind some partial ocean crossings.
  • Feb 2, 1450

    Voyages and Discovery

    Prince Henry Started a naval observatory to teach navigation and astronomy
  • Feb 2, 1500

    Voyages and Discovery

    Bartholomeu Dias was the first to round the Cap of Good Hope.
  • Feb 2, 1506

    Voyages and Discovery

    Christopher Columbus made four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean to find a new rout to the East Indies.
  • Feb 2, 1513

    Voyages and Discovery

    Vasco Nunez found the Pacific Ocean.
  • Voyages and Discovery

    Isaac Newton wrote the gravitional law.
  • Voyages and Discovery

    James Cook one of the finder of Oceanography
  • Voyages and Discovery

    The first Hydrographic office for mapping the Ocean was established in France.
  • Voyages and Dicovery

    John Harrison built his first Chronometer
  • Challenger Expedition

    The HM challenge was the first steamship to cross the Antarctic cirsle.
  • Oceanography as Science

    Fridtjof Nansen lauched in the Artic expedition and found not lands except for sea.
  • 20th Century

    In 1912 Scripp's was found.
  • 20th Century

    Was when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric administration NOAA was formed.
  • New Technology

    Polar Orbits- Satelitete technology that help mapping out the whole ocean.
    IGy- Exploring the ocean floor.
  • 1990's - Today -Futur

    The UN declare the year of the ocean raise pub lic awarness for human effect.
  • Extensive Migration

    Extensive Migration
    By 2500 B.c. their was a extensive migration throughout the Sourthwestern pacifice.
    By 1500 Polynesians begun more extentive voyages to the east
  • The Early Times

    The Early Times
    The pheonicians were the first to recorded their voyage by sea.
  • Tools

    Tools
    The Pheonicians were the first to creat tools so they could gather their foods. For Example boats and fishnets.