THE ESTONIAN MARITIME EXPEDITION TO CELEBRATE THE DISCOVERY OF ANTARCTICA 200 YEARS AGO – JULY 2019 TO FEBRUARY 2020

The expedition ship S/Y Admiral Bellingshausen will arrive in Gothenburg from Kiel on the 4 August and will leave for Oslo on the 5 August. 

On behalf of s/y Admiral Bellingshausen’s (Tallinn) visit to Gothenburg, – underway to the Antarctic, Bellingshausen Seminar will be arranged under the auspices of Estonia’s Embassy in Stockholm and its Honorary Consul in Göteborg.

Sunday 4th of August

11.00- 14:00 Seminar in Skeppshallen, Eriksberg
10:30 –  Arrival, mingle, coffee

11:00-11:30  Greetings (á 5 min)
– Official Representative of the City of Gothenburg
– H.E. Margus Kolga, Ambassador of Estonia in Sweden
– Mr. Lars Eric Boreström, Estonia’s Honorary Consul in Gothenburg
– Prof. em. Hain Rebas: “Gothenburg, The Nr One Seaport of Swedish Seafarers”

11:30 – 13:30  Statements (á 20 min)
– Dr. Feliks Gornischeff, Tallinn: “Bellingshausen and the First Russian Antarctic Expedition (1819-1821)”
– Mr Tiit Pruuli, Tallinn: “Bellingshausen Revisited. Why and How?”
– Prof. Martin Hassellöv, University of Gothenburg; “On the Role of Sailing Vessels as Ocean Observation Platforms – from the Baltic to the Antarctic”
– Prof. Leif Djurfeldt, University of Gothenburg: “Oceanographic Research along the Patagonian Coast – made simple”
– Reti Ranniku, M.A, University of Copenhagen: ”The Role of Antarctica in Climate Change Research – Past, Present and Future”

13:30 – 14:00 Final Discussion, Summary
14:00       Lunch 

19:00 Reception at the Estonian House, Gbg, for invited guests

Read more:
Launch of an expedition to Antarctica
An Estonian sailboat is sailing to Antarctica to celebrate its discovery

Loe eesti keeles: 
ANTARKTIKA 200. S/Y BELLINGSHAUSEN
Eestlased kordavad Bellingshauseni reisi
Purjelaev Bellingshausen startis Kroonlinnast ekspeditsioonile