VirtuelGalathea 3. Slutrapport

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VirtuelGalathea3 final report contains a summary of main results in the project from 1st July 2007 to 31st December 2011. VirtuelGalathea3 ( is a project providing research-based educational material to upper secondary schools using input from the Galathea 3 expedition. The Galathea expedition took place from 11th August 2006 to 25th April 2007 (8 months). The ship „Vædderen‟ sailed from Copenhagen and around the globe. Most of the 50 scientific projects took place on board, however several projects took place on land in various countries. In VirtuelGalathea3 the scientists from Galathea cooperate with skilled teachers in order to provide educational material across several disciplines with focus on the physical sciences. The homepage contains material which includes 54 new projects developed in 2007-2011 in VirtuelGalathea3 and 40 developed in the Satellite Eye project in 2006-2008. There are also near-real-time satellite images of several parameters and a large satellite images database archive from August 2006 to ultimo 2011. Furthermore many short videos and photos from the expedition are shown. Three documentary films on Galathea 3 „Jorden rundt med Galathea 3‟ were shown on TV2 in July 2010 and an educational video „Den naturvidenskabelige metode‟. These films and video are now available at As of January 2012 over 180.000 unique users have visited the web since the opening in October 2008. There was an average of 10.500 users per month from September to December 2011 and users are mainly teachers and pupils, our core target group. VirtuelGalathea3 was partly funded by Tips og Lottomidler, Undervisningsministeriet, Ministry of Education.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRoskilde
PublisherDanmarks Tekniske Universitet, Risø Nationallaboratoriet for Bæredygtig Energi
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)978-87-550-3954-4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
SeriesDenmark. Forskningscenter Risoe. Risoe-R


  • Risø-R-1801
  • Risø-R-1801(DA)

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