1.37 billion km² of water covering some 70% of the earth surface.
Ocean Space is a different world, which we even today, barely know. Life is everywhere; from microbes in watery cracks in the deep ocean floor to life in fresh water lakes and streams on the land filled with water temporary on loan from the ocean. It also is home to the greatest abundance and diversity of life in the world, and the known universe. It’s a weightless and mostly dark world, like outer space.
“In a geographical view, ocean space is subdivided by the present oceans and seas.”
“Will there be a focus on new technology or will sustainability of human activities be the focus?”
“Polar orbiting is highly important in a time when there are a lot of uncertainties how global warming will affect the Arctic and North Atlantic.”
Opening of the Arctic
“Again we are exploiting, as we did after James Cook’s ocean exploration in the late 18th century, an environment we hardly know.”
Something must be wrong
“We are investing so much money in the exploration of Mars, while we ‘forget’ to invest in Earth’s ocean space.”
“For me, climate change is an environmental or earth system expression of global scale pollution by human activities.”