Hello from the beautiful city of Copenhagen in Denmark. I am here for the ESOF 2014 meeting.
EuroScience Open Forum – is the biennial pan-European meeting dedicated to scientific research and innovation. At ESOF meetings leading scientists, researchers, young researchers, business people, entrepreneurs and innovators, policy makers, science and technology communicators and the general public from all over Europe discuss new discoveries and debate the direction that research is taking in the sciences, humanities and social sciences.
On Sunday we visited 3 research vessels that were docked at the Amaliehaven/Larsens Plads in Copenhagen (near the Palace).
Aurora: Brand new resarch vessel. Aarhus University. The Nordic Food lab was doing samples and exhibits on the ship. We also got to see the high-tech lab areas and the bridge area. I put on a life jacket - safety first! This is the smallest of the 3 ships... but also most modern. I think they have 13 crew and 7 researchers at a time.
Dana: Denmark's largest reserach vessel. Built in 1919 (been refitted & updated a few times!) The Technical University of Denmark highlighted some of the research capabilities. They also showed how the ship is used to monitor types, age, and quantity of fish in the commercial fishing areas. These data are used to determine limits so that fishing will be kept sustainable. 38 bunks available for crew and research teams.
Clupea: A German ship which also conducts fish surveys for commercial fishing sustainability in addition to research trips. #STEM #ESOF #ESOF2014 #Denmark