The Atlantic World: Western Europe, Mediterranean, Caribbean
The great gyre of the North Atlantic - from the Gulf Stream up the East Coast of the United States, across to Europe, and back in the latitudes sailed by Columbus - has been used to propel ships for centuries. The “Atlantic World” of trade brought raw materials and agricultural products from the Americas to Europe, and more than five million enslaved Africans to plantations in the Caribbean. Today it also carries the waste products that are generated on every coast it touches. During the 2014-2015 academic year, SEA will circumnavigate the North Atlantic, touching at ports in North America, Western Europe, the Mediterranean, Atlantic Islands, and the Caribbean. Using the metrics of the Ocean Health Index, we will examine the relationships between people and the ocean environment, including a consideration of how local history, customs, economies and policies are reflected in the cultures of each port of call.
Upcoming Programs in the Atlantic World
Spring 2014 | Marine Biodiversity & Conservation
Fall 2014 | Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean
Spring 2015 | Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean
Spring 2015 | Marine Biodiversity & Conservation