Seafaring in the 21st Century: the Malaspina 2010 circumnavigation expedition

C.M. Duarte
Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin, 24, pp. 11-14, (2015)

Seafaring in the 21st Century: the Malaspina 2010 circumnavigation expedition

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Malaspina Circumnavigation Expedition

Abstract

​Half a millennium ago Spain completed, under the leadership of the Portuguese mariner Fernão de Magalhães, the first circumnavigation of the ocean. A quarter of a century later, Alessandro Malaspina, a navy officer and scientist, led the first Spanish circumnavigation with scientific goals. These were to provide an account of the flora, fauna, and natural resources of the Spanish kingdom, which at the time extended from Italy to the Philippines. In December 2010 a new expedition, the Malaspina Circumnavigation Expedition, on the 200 anniversary of Alessandro Malaspina's death, departed from the same harbor of Cadiz to circumnavigate the planet on a quest to advance our understanding of the ocean.

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DOI:  10.1002/lob.10008

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