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Ecocem Ireland Sponsors Eimear Carlin On Antartica Expedition : Irish Construction News

Ecocem Ireland Sponsors Eimear Carlin On Antartica Expedition - Ecocem Ireland has welcomed Eimear Carlin back to Ireland after her recent expedition to Antarctica with 2041.
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Eimear Carlin (Ireland) returns from expedition  to share knowledge and plans to save Antartica from the world's global environmental issues.

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The Southern Ocean

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Did you know that in 2000 the IHO created a new ocean called the Southern Ocean? Here, learn about where and what the Southern Ocean is.
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James Hobson's curator insight, December 8, 2014 1:37 PM

(Oceania topic 1)

[This topic area includes Australia and Antarctica]

I think this video conveys two clear messages. First, geography has a subjective factor to it; where you live and the regions you frequently reference determine how you think about other places: how much you think about them, why you think about them, how different they are from your own norms, etc. I agree that this is why so few people from the Northern Hemisphere regard the Southern Ocean as its own entity. I also believe a subconscious factor in involved, in which human though has a natural inclination to ignore that which is referenced as at the bottom or low (in this example applying to a latitude).

   Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, is that there is more than what meets the eye. Yes, even I agree that from a purely physical sense of geography, the Southern Ocean can just be absorbed into the southern extents of 3 others. However, the visualization of the currents and biosphere are spot-on evidence to support the contrary.

   I hope that this example will lead future geographic definitions to be based not solely on physical reference, but on other factors (including these mentioned) as well.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 17, 2014 9:36 PM

While many typically assume that maps and even geography itself is rather static and able to change or be altered this video shows the opposite. As the way the earth is seen changes so are maps and they way geography is taught. In some cases the shifting borders aren't only from political shifts as one might imagine but also from the discovery and deciding of things such as this. Like history, geography is a ever changing and shifting field of work.

 

Jared Medeiros's curator insight, April 28, 2015 10:53 PM

This was a very interesting video about this body of water.  It is true that if you do not learn about something in school, than it must not be important.  I am suprised that this massive body of water has not always been considered an Ocean.  I understand that explorers were not blazing paths through these waters as much as the others during the time of exploration, but the size and differece of this large body of water cant be ignored.  There is probably so much going on on these ocean floors that we will never know about, at least not any time soon.

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SeaWorld Orlando's Behind the Freeze--Puck's Antartica

SeaWorld Orlando's Behind the Freeze--Puck's Antartica | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
April 24, 2013- Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin – which opens in 30 days -- will transport you into a rarely seen, icy world. You’ll feel the majestic grandeur of the South Pole and see it throug...
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This is a great way to experience Antarctica!  The exhibit opens in spring (now) and features "Empire of the Penguins" in SeaWorld Orlando!

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