Ocean update: Walrus and Norsemen

Several articles in the BBC wrap up GIS related posts that were made earlier in this blog. The first is scientists tracking walrus migration using satellite tags. Over the past several months, the BBC has kept an on-line journal and map highlighting the adventures of scientists “in the wild”. The best quote is, “One year, we were in west Greenland trying to find walruses. We were amongst the ice-packs when the wind suddenly changed and we got stuck in the ice. We sat there for two weeks until the wind changed back, by which time we had to return back to port.”

Another type of migration taking place is the largest replica Viking ship is sailing to the British Isles from Norway. Unlike the original Vikings who navigated by the stars, the ship is using Satellite navigation equipment