DESEO - February 2007

February 2007
deseo_bergen.jpgAll the project officers met again in Bergen, Norway this time hosted by MAR-ECO (Jo Hoyer and Morten Steffenson). Discussions were held about the travelling deep-sea exhibition - "Deeper than Light" that MAR-ECO have been working on, and the accompanying book also called Deeper than Light. The book is mainly written by the DESO members with introduction and conclusions by Professors Paul Tyler and Peter Boyle.

Our plan is that a hard cover book of about 80 pages will be produced comprising factual text on the different habitats and the technology used to explore them as well as stories highlighting the unique living conditions of the deep sea. Illustrations conveying the hidden beauty of the deep sea, using both photographic images and paintings, will be the second major focus aside from the text which will be free of technical terms but scientifically correct and educational. Our aim is for the book to be translated into the language of the country where the exhibition will be held.
The Deeper than Light exhibition will be officially inaugurated at UNESCO, Paris on 27 March 2007 before travelling to Porto (Portugal) for an opening on 1 June 2007. Other potential locations for the exhibition are Lisbon (Portugal), Genoa (Italy) and Aberdeen (Scotland, UK). Even more are in the pipeline!
For images of the exhibition please click here.
Personal note from the EuroCoML Project Officer: Having recently seen the exhibition I would highly recommend anyone and everyone to go and visit it if at all possible. Please come back here to visit for dates and locations for the travelling exhibition.

The project officers in Bergen

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