November 13, 2018
Aurora Lecture Theatre, IMAS
MARINE AND ANTARCTIC SEMINAR SERIES (MASS) – WHOLENESS AND REGIONALITY IN THE ANTARCTIC AND SOUTHERN OCEAN
In the popular imagination, both the Antarctic and the Southern Ocean tend to be understood as wholes – undifferentiated masses of liquid or frozen water. But how are they conceptualized from the perspectives of different HASS and STEM disciplines, and how has this changed over time? In this seminar, a historian, a marine biologist and a physical oceanographer address the question of regionality in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean, exploring whether, when, and how they should be divided into separate zones, and what impact this segmentation has on our knowledge of this part of our planet.
Event audience: Everyone