From october 6, 2016 to october 31, 2017
Southern Ocean Mission
Discover the expedition
02.08.2017 | Corporate philanthropy
Made by Universcience.tv in partnership with the BNP Paribas Foundation, this production followed the scientific teams of the SOCLIM mission, who left onboard the Marion Dufresne for a month in the Southern Ocean. Their goal? Collect unprecedented data in order to study the influence of oceans on the climate.
The expedition is almost over. The scientific teams of the SOCLIM mission have fulfilled their objectives and are now doing a first overview of their oceanographic campaign. Everyone shares about their experience on board during the 27-day-long expedition.
From now on, the samples that were collected and the measuring instruments that were deployed will supply the scientific community with new data and will allow them to better understand the oceanic mechanisms that occur in the carbon cycle.
“ I think it’s very important that the efforts we have been investing for 10, 15 or 20 years do not come to a stop. The trick to better understanding a system lies in continuity; we can’t visit a region 2 or 3 times, make a couple measurements and tell ourselves we understood everything ”