VirtualGalathea3: Education Based on Galathea 3 Science!

Charlotte Bay Hasager (Invited author)

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    Galathea 3 was a worldwide ship expedition hosting 50 science teams during a period of 10 months from August 2006 to April 2007. Educational material based on the science on-board and on land-sites is formulated and presented in VirtuelGalathea3 The general path for science-based education is through peer-reviewed journals, then in popular form and finally to educational material, a process often taking months to years. In contrast, Galathea3 aimed to provide educational material much faster having teachers onboard and several journalists. VirtuelGalathea3 education is formulated in close collaboration between skilled teachers and the scientists while the scientists were at the same time analysing results. It gives certain challenges, yet the advantage is that the brand new educational material is state-ofthe- art in regard to the specific science topics, several on climate change issues. The presentation will describe the working process and well as present selected results from the expedition focussing on climate. The web-based educational material contains large amounts of daily updated satellite images on sea surface temperature, clouds, winds among several other topics, thus Earth Observation data are fully integrated to the educational material. The work is supported by Egmont Fonden and UVM Tips og Lottopuljen in Denmark.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2009
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventInspiring Climate Education 1st Conference - Copenhagen (DK), 12-14 Oct.
    Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …


    ConferenceInspiring Climate Education 1st Conference
    CityCopenhagen (DK), 12-14 Oct.
    Period01/01/2009 → …


    • Wind energy
    • Meteorology


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