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Eli Ward's History Of Oceanography

  • Period: Feb 2, 1200 to

    Polynesians Mirgrating Using Their Boats

    • Explored the pacific and had much exploration of Indian Ocean - Many trades in the Persian Gulf with the Phoenicians. Ahead of the rest of the world because they were mobile through water.
  • Feb 2, 1450

    Batholomeu Dias rounded the cape of good hope

    Batholomeu Dias rounded the cape of good hope
    First ever to do this, very important for the futhering of Oceanography. Many thought it could not be done. Made the European nations the flagship for exploration.
  • Period: Feb 2, 1451 to Feb 2, 1500

    Chris Colombus Made Multiple Voyages Across the Atlantic

    The man who discovered America. An Italian man, found the island that holds both Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
  • Apr 4, 1452

    Prince Henry The Navagator

    Prince Henry The Navagator
    • A part of the kingdom of portugal. One of the first Europeans to explore the ocean. Created Naval Observation to teach astronomy as well as many other tools.
  • Feb 2, 1513

    Nunez De Balboa

    Nunez De Balboa
    Found the Pacific Ocean - monumental in the beginning of mapping and oceanography. He founded land, which later on became Colombia.
  • Period: Jun 5, 1521 to Sep 7, 1522

    Magellan and Crew Navagated Around The Ocean

    Magellan did not make it, he was eaten by cannibals. His crew did. They were the first to make this trip a reality.
  • May 4, 1530

    Gemma Frisius

    Gemma Frisius
    First to propose relation between Longitude and time. Monumental in science and technology for Oceanography. Made significant strides in creating globes.
  • Issac Newton

    Issac Newton
    Explained how the tides work as well as many other great scientific discoveries. Tides play a major role in us understanding the ocean and animals in it and around.
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    John Hamiso

    Built the first chronometer - which helped all voyagers understand time while being out for so long on different voyages. Because of the tides, the time constantly changed and keeping track was quite tough before Hamiso created the chronometer.
  • James Cook

    James Cook
    One of the founders of oceanography - Made sound depth meter. another tool we still use today for oceanographic uses
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    The Challenger

    Challenger was launched - Sailing vessel with auxillary steam power - brought back evidence of ocean life. Many things are now named after it becuase of it landmark discoveries
  • Fridtjof Nansen

    Fridtjof Nansen
    1st Arctic expidition. While on the expidition, crew got stuck in the ice, while stuck in the ice they remained there for several days. Luckily they all managed to survive.
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    German Ship Meter

    Gold from sea water
  • ARGO

    ARGO floats are floats that remain in the water that capture levels of data and report them back to headquarters. Currently there are over 3000 deployed all over the oceans.
  • Phoenicians

    1st for Boats, Fishing, Navy. Very smart and very powerful.