Let's go back to the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration! We all know Ernest Shackleton and his fameous expedition on "Endurance" ship, but the history of exploring Antarctica begun in the end of the nineteenth century, when the Belgian Antarctic Expedition on "Belgica" ship reached Antarctic to conquer an unknown land.
That first Antarctic expediton with the international crew on the board was led by Adrien de Gerlache.
What impact did the expedion have on polar research? What did Nansen cat do on the ship? What was the wintering like from the perspective of Roald Amundsen? You will find it out during the classes.
Presenter: Dagmara Bożek-Andryszczak