Ocean Exhibition Catalog
Nautilus Ocean Exhibition
Schmidt Ocean Institute’s
The Explorers Club
“The horizon is not far away at the height of our sight. It is right here; close to us, we are floating on it. The sea is our borderline, between the question and a hint for the answer.”~ Ale de la Puente, Interdisciplinary Investigation of the Pescadero Basin (2021)
Artists and scientists both have the ability to offer a deeper understanding of our Ocean. They are important storytellers that help people to see in new ways. Applying these talents to ocean science and conservation can create a new space for dialogue and understanding. Like scientists, artists conceptualize and put together ideas in new ways. We anticipate that the cross fertilization of disciplines through Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Artist-at-Sea program will result in a broader awareness of the important research occurring on Falkor and a better understanding of the complex ocean issues facing us today. We believe that by providing a platform where experts from different disciplines are brought together, cross-pollination of ideas will transform both the scientists’ and artists’ work.
Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) is a virtual institute that operates the research vessel Falkor and will soon transition operations to its new vessel Falkor (too). The ship and its assets are available at no cost to scientists worldwide working to explore, discover and understand our ocean. SOI catalyzes ocean exploration and research and educates and engages the public to inform the wise stewardship of our planet. SOI is uniquely positioned to provide collaborations between artists and some of the world’s leading marine scientists, using our vessel as a platform of connection and interdisciplinary reach. Our science expeditions offer a range of unique technology-based ocean research that lends to artistic exploration. Visit www.schmidtocean.org.
The United Nations has proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to support efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and gather ocean stakeholders worldwide behind a common framework that will ensure ocean science can fully support countries in creating improved conditions for sustainable development of the Ocean.
The 7 Ocean Decade Outcomes describe the Ocean We Want:
A clean ocean where sources of pollution are identified and reduced or removed.
A healthy and resilient ocean where marine ecosystems are understood, protected, restored and managed.
A productive ocean supporting sustainable food supply and a sustainable ocean economy.
A predicted ocean where society understands and can respond to changing ocean conditions.
A safe ocean where life and livelihoods are protected from ocean-related hazards.
An accessible ocean with open and equitable access to data, information and technology and innovation.
An inspiring and engaging ocean where society understands and values the ocean in relation to human wellbeing and sustainable development.Learn more at oceandecade.org