Scientific Expedition 401 off the Algarve coast is shown at the Centro Ciência Viva do Algarve

Centerpiece is an interactive touch sphere from the ECORD program

The temporary exhibition “Mission 401 | Salty secrets of the Mediterranean: a story to be revealed” opens tomorrow, December 29th at the Centro Ciência Viva do Algarve, in Faro.

The exhibition is based on scientific expedition 401 of the ECORD/IODP program – European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling/International Ocean Discovery Programme.

Understanding the oceanic and climatic implications of closing the maritime passage between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic is the main objective of the international team of scientists on board the American oceanographic vessel joides resolution, currently on its way to the Gulf of Cádiz, to drill off the Algarve coast as part of this Scientific Expedition 401.

The exhibition, designed with the international team and designed to give an understanding of how events that occurred 6 million years ago are studied, what sedimentary testimonies are, or even how a giant salt deposit was formed in the Mediterranean Sea, has the following objective: centerpiece an interactive tactile sphere of the ECORD program itself.

Although open from December 19th until February 4th, the opening of the exhibition will take place this Friday, December 29th, at 16:30 pm.

Check the CCV Algarve monthly program for more information by clicking here.