Maritime Forums

Human Footprint in the Antarctic, or Why There Are No More Dogs in Antarctica

Tuesday, 22.09

Andres Tarand and Jüri Martin (Estonia)

The season’s first Maritime Forum in Estonian! We will talk about the effect of human activity in Antarctica: why is it prohibited to pee on the ground there or to tread on mosses? We will present interesting examples about practices in the Antarctic to date and try to take a look into the future.

Andres Tarand, a former climatologist, and Jüri Martin, a botanist, have been closely involved in the developments of Estonia’s Antarctic research as well as the establishment of the Estonian Polar Club.

This Maritime Forum will be in Estonian.

The Maritime Forums are free for everyone. The forum will begin at 18.00 and we shall meet shortly before it near the Desk at the Seaplane Harbour.

News

Launch of an expedition to Antarctica

On 11 July 2019, an Estonian sailboat, ‘Admiral Bellingshausen’, will set the sail from Kronstadt to Antarctica to celebrate 200 years from the discovery of Antarctica by the Russian admiral Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, who was born in Saaremaa. The next stops will take the vessel to Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Kaliningrad in Russia, Poland, and […]

11. July

Tallinn museums are welcoming cruise tourists

Six museums in Tallinn established a joint Museum Gate in the cruise terminal to encourage foreign visitors to get to know Estonian culture.

31. May

The Seaplane Harbour now displays an underwater photo exhibition on underwater archaeology

An aquarium at the Seaplane Harbour now hosts the underwater photography exhibition ‘The Underwater World of Shipwrecks’ by Aire Eder. The aquarium exhibits 26 underwater photos of shipwrecks in Estonia, Norway, Cyprus, Croatia, and Egypt.

28. December

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