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.
On 28 January, Eesti Post presented the postage stamp block ‘Discovery of Antarctica 200. Estonian–Russian joint issue’ at the Seaplane Harbour.
Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia, who is currently in Antarctica, was contacted by phone.
Due to the festive period, we do have some exceptions in our opening times.
During Christmas, we are closed on December 23rd and 24th. As a special gift to our visitors, we are open on some Mondays, December 30th and January 6th.
On the occasion of celebrating 200 years of discovery of Antarctica, the Estonian popular scientific expedition on their way from Kronstadt, Russia to Antarctica calls into London and holds a joint public forum with the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge.