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RRS James Clark Ross sails to Falklands collecting Mid-Atlantic Ridge data

Friday, September 30th 2016 - 08:09 UTC
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British Antarctic Survey ship, the RRS James Clark Ross, set sail on its long voyage from Immingham in the UK to Stanley in the Falkland Islands last 20 September. The ship, which carries out important scientific research in the Southern Ocean during the Antarctic summer months, is conducting survey work as it makes its passage south. Read full article


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  • Briton

    I see those nasty brits are scientifically invading the south Atlantic
    So the argies will say.

    Sep 30th, 2016 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CapiTrollism_is_back!!

    Yes, there is no reason for you to be there. Only 1% of the world's oceans is mapped... which means you have plenty plenty plenty plenty plenty plenty plenty of ocean around your islands to work on still...

    Yet you are down here.

    The only people the Brits fool is their own. Argentines know what you are up to.

    BTW, there is no “Southern Ocean”. That proposal was rejected in 2002 by a vote of 27-1. You can guess which country killed the idea, since it was an obvious attempt at territorial theft.

    ”The IHO readdressed the question of the Southern Ocean in a survey in 2000. Of its 68 member nations, 28 responded, and all responding members except Argentina agreed to redefine the ocean, reflecting the importance placed by oceanographers on ocean currents. The proposal for the name Southern Ocean won 18 votes, beating the alternative Antarctic Ocean. Half of the votes supported a definition of the ocean's northern limit at 60°S (with no land interruptions at this latitude), with the other 14 votes cast for other definitions, mostly 50°S, but a few for as far north as 35°S.”

    Given Argentina is key to any successful implementation due to the geographic location (who said geography was irrelevant), no consensus has been reached. It is clear that trying to push this idea up to the 50th parallel would affect no nation on Earth BUT Argentina, putting our sovereignty at great risk since other nations could then use the pretext of the Southern Ocean to prevent Argentina from doing commercial or military activities off Tierra del Fuego, even if it was within 100 meters of our coast... no surprise at all we torpedoed the idea, put most intended.

    Oct 01st, 2016 - 08:33 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • golfcronie

    If we don't do it, you will HaHaHa you crack me up. Actually as can be seen in the picture the UK is deploying remote controlled nuclear devices so that you cannot attack the FALKLANDS in the future. By the way you talk a load of bollocks.

    Oct 01st, 2016 - 09:21 am - Link - Report abuse +1
  • lsolde

    A lot of RGs do talk bollocks, especially about their precious “rights” in the South Atlantic.

    Oct 01st, 2016 - 11:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • darragh

    @2 Cap

    Sorry Cap, you really must brush up on your reading skills

    “following the contour of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, data is being continually collected to assess the biological, physical and chemical properties of the ocean.
    The information will be used to verify the data collected from satellites orbiting the Earth. These data provide a global overview of oceanic conditions, which enhances our understanding of what’s happening in the global climate. They are vitally important as they cover vast areas of the ocean that are usually difficult to access”.

    No mention of mapping.

    kind regards.

    Oct 01st, 2016 - 12:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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