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
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
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
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
First to propose relation between Longitude and time. Monumental in science and technology for Oceanography. Made significant strides in creating globes.
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.
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.
One of the founders of oceanography - Made sound depth meter. another tool we still use today for oceanographic uses
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
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.
German Ship Meter
Gold from sea water
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.
1st for Boats, Fishing, Navy. Very smart and very powerful.