New year seminar: Going South: The Antarctic Peninsula

The southernmost continent holds much appeal for a variety of reasons. One century ago, visiting its icy shores posed a great challenge, while whales and seals were exploited as a natural resource. Today, Antarctica's fascinating but fragile ecosystem is embattled amidst climate change and the threat of its ores being extracted once the Antarctic Treaty may expire in 2041. This photo presentation offers a glimpse into the sparse Antarctic fauna and flora as well as the pristine beauty and serenity of its glaciers, icebergs, and clear waters.

Date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 11:15 to 12:15
Location: 
Collegezaal
Speaker: 
M.J. Pueschel
Affiliation: 
Institute for Fusion Studies, University of Texas, (currently DIFFER guest)
Chair: 
Gerard van Rooij