The Malaspina Circumnavigation Expedition in Honolulu

May 8–May 13, 2011

Malaspina logo graphic The Malaspina Circumnavigation Expedition is an interdisciplinary research project whose overall goals are to assess the impact of global change on the oceans and explore their biodiversity. The 250 scientists on board the Hespérides and Sarmiento de Gamboa are embarking on a nine month expedition combining pioneering scientific research with training for young researchers, while advancing marine science and fostering the public understanding of science. See the KITV4 video (click on the image below) and read more about it at

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map of the expedition

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Photo of Hesperides at Honolulu Harbor

Arrival of the Hesperides to Honolulu.
From right to left: Carlos M. Duarte (Malaspina Expedition Leader), Dave Karl (Director of C-MORE), Barb Mayer (C-MORE), Susana Agusti (Chief Scientist of the 5th leg), Ken Doggett (C-MORE), Daniela del Valle (C-MORE), and Mariona Segura (C-MORE).

Events during the May 2011 visit to Honolulu: