Ocean Mapping Expedition Tracing Magellan’s Voyage Reaches the #Philippines · Global Voices
The year 2021 will mark the 500th anniversary of Ferdinand Magellan’s journey around the globe. Ahead of this historic date, researchers have been following his tracks on board a sailboat led by the Geneva-based non-profit organization Foundation Pacifique. This ocean mapping expedition aims to explore humanity’s impact on the oceans and the environment. To replicate Magellan’s voyage, the research team set sail from Seville, Spain in April 2015 as part of a four-year trip which will take them around the world.