Hundreds of years ago people were not only driven by the desire to explore the earth, but also to claim the best access to the riches of the sea and distant unexplored realms. Many journeys ensued, with some resulting in the most spectacular and accidental discoveries. Even though every corner of the earth has now been “discovered”, man’s desire to explore the oceans has never ceased. To this day brave men and women face the swells to cement themselves in history by conquering the world’s oceans.
Our knowledge of Earth and its oceans has been pieced together through the scientific work of many individuals. Humankind first began to acquire knowledge of the waves and currents of the seas and oceans in pre-historic times. Since then, men and women of achievement have contributed on the knowledge of the seas and the protection of the world's oceans for future generations.
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