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New exhibition climate & ocean: getting hot in here !

From 9 april 2015 to 5 august 2016

New exhibition climate & ocean: getting hot in here !
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The Ocean, at the heart of global climate

The Ocean regulates the climate but, nowadays, it is being affected by global warming and, as a result, the Earth’s entire natural equilibrium and our lifestyle are undergoing a change. Yet the Ocean has huge potential and it can be a source of innovations and sectors of business that are full of hope for the future.

To highlight this topic, NAUSICAA has put together an exciting tour that will explain the role of the Ocean and the impacts of global warming on our everyday life. The visit is also designed to encourage people to face up to the problem and help to limit its effects.

Exhibition created in partnership with Météo-France and the national Museum of natural History.

Rechauffement climatique
Global warming
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Global warming

Greenhouse gases are part of a natural mechanism. Without them, there would be no life! The atmosphere, soil and Ocean absorb two-thirds of the sun’s energy. The remainder is reflected by the clouds, the atmosphere and the Earth’s surface into space. In return, the atmosphere and the Earth’s surface emit infrared rays that are absorbed by the clouds and the greenhouse gases. Then, most of them are sent back to Earth. The heat is trapped, rather as if it were caught under the windows of a greenhouse. The effect of greenhouse gases is increasing at the moment because emissions of these gases are rising.
In 2014, the conclusions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were clear – global warming is a certainty. The atmosphere is heating up and so is the Ocean.

Storm
Coast : under pressure !
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Coast : under pressure !

Scientists agree on one point: the atmosphere is heating up, as well as the Ocean. Heavy rains and hurricane or cyclone formation are related to these factors. Weather forecasts for France predict for 2050 an increase in average temperatures of 0.6 and 1.3°C, an increase in the number of days in heatwaves in summer and a reduction in the number of abnormally cold days in winter. By 2100, an increase in extreme precipitation over a large part of the territory is predicted.
When the planet loses its way
When the planet loses its way
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When the planet loses its way

The Earth's cold extremities are already affected by global warming: melting ice, ice floes breaking up, and icebergs adrift... the changes are dramatic from one year to the next. The poles, the planet's cold reserves, are undergoing a significant shift which foreshadows the magnitude of climate change-related events across the globe.

Mangrove
Protective mangroves
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Protective mangroves

The Ocean is warming up and sea levels are rising, putting coasts in the front line. The mangrove forests along the coastline provide a means of combating waves and limiting erosion. Innovative projects are therefore being launched to replant mangroves and protect coasts in tropical areas.
Warmer sea temperatures
Warmer sea temperatures
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Warmer sea temperatures

Human activity is the cause of increasingly greater CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. This growing concentration of carbon dioxide has various effects on the ocean.
On the one hand, it brings about an increase in the greenhouse effect: the average temperature on the globe's surface rises and the ocean heats up.
On the other hand, carbon dioxide will be absorbed into the ocean's surface waters, which leads to an increase in seawater acidity. This is known as acidification.
L'homme et l'ocean
Humankind, Climate and Ocean: what does the future offer ?
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Humankind, Climate and Ocean: what does the future offer ?

In 2015, France is hosting COP 21, the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, called “Paris Climat 2015”. NAUSICAA will be following the organisation and programme of the conference, in particular the discussions on the Ocean. NAUSICAA is one of the founding members of the Ocean and Climate Platform which met with UNESCO’S Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission to ensure that “the decisions of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) totally [integrate] the major role played by the Ocean in the climate system and in its ability to provide solutions to the climate challenges facing the planet.”

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New exhibition climate & ocean: getting hot in here !

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The Ocean, at the heart
of global climate

The Ocean regulates the climate but, nowadays, it is being affected by global warming and, as a result, the Earth’s entire natural equilibrium and our lifestyle are undergoing a change. Yet the Ocean has huge potential and it can be a source of innovations and sectors of business that are full of hope for the future.

To highlight this topic, NAUSICAA has put together an exciting tour that will explain the role of the Ocean and the impacts of global warming on our everyday life. The visit is also designed to encourage people to face up to the problem and help to limit its effects.

Exhibition created in partnership with Météo-France and the national Museum of natural History.

Global warming

What is the greenhouse gas effect?
What’s happening with the climate?

Greenhouse gases are part of a natural mechanism. Without them, there would be no life! The atmosphere, soil and Ocean absorb two-thirds of the sun’s energy. The remainder is reflected by the clouds, the atmosphere and the Earth’s surface into space. In return, the atmosphere and the Earth’s surface emit infrared rays that are absorbed by the clouds and the greenhouse gases. Then, most of them are sent back to Earth. The heat is trapped, rather as if it were caught under the windows of a greenhouse. The effect of greenhouse gases is increasing at the moment because emissions of these gases are rising.
In 2014, the conclusions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were clear – global warming is a certainty. The atmosphere is heating up and so is the Ocean.

More details :
ocean-climate.org
Coast : under pressure !

Coast : under pressure !

Scientists agree on one point: the atmosphere is heating up, as well as the Ocean. Heavy rains and hurricane or cyclone formation are related to these factors. Weather forecasts for France predict for 2050 an increase in average temperatures of 0.6 and 1.3°C, an increase in the number of days in heatwaves in summer and a reduction in the number of abnormally cold days in winter. By 2100, an increase in extreme precipitation over a large part of the territory is predicted.
More details :
ocean-climate.org
To discover at Nausicaá Emotion, wonderment, a movie realized from 3D image pulls the spectator on the coasts of France to meet exceptional storms and wonderful landscapes. A lot of amazing special effects feign the violent winds and the sea sprays, for a total immersion. Show guaranteed on Nausicaa!
When the planet loses its way

When the planet loses its way

The poles are the first witnesses of a changing world.

The Earth's cold extremities are already affected by global warming: melting ice, ice floes breaking up, and icebergs adrift... the changes are dramatic from one year to the next. The poles, the planet's cold reserves, are undergoing a significant shift which foreshadows the magnitude of climate change-related events across the globe.
More details :
ocean-climate.org
To discover at Nausicaá Since 2006, the colony has consisted of 21 penguins that are as agile in water as they are clumsy on terra firma. They are very friendly towards their carers and it’s mutual. When you next come to NAUSICAA, you’ll probably find them playing together. It’s a delightful thing to watch.
Protective mangroves: a vital role!

Protective mangroves: a vital role!

The Ocean is warming up and sea levels are rising, putting coasts in the front line. The mangrove forests along the coastline provide a means of combating waves and limiting erosion. Innovative projects are therefore being launched to replant mangroves and protect coasts in tropical areas.
More details :
ocean-climate.org
To discover at Nausicaá
Warmer sea temperatures

A hotter, more acidic Ocean

Human activity is the cause of increasingly greater CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. This growing concentration of carbon dioxide has various effects on the ocean.
On the one hand, it brings about an increase in the greenhouse effect: the average temperature on the globe's surface rises and the ocean heats up.
On the other hand, carbon dioxide will be absorbed into the ocean's surface waters, which leads to an increase in seawater acidity. This is known as acidification.
More details :
ocean-climate.org
To discover at Nausicaá Jellyfish like warm waters and the increase in ocean temperature promotes their growth. They also thrive on pollution and overfishing which eliminate predators. Might we find an ocean of jellyfish tomorrow ?
Visitors are surrounded by the Ocean. Opposite them, in bluish light, are jellyfish moving slowly and gracefully through the water like ballet dancers. In this area, visitors learn about the Ocean’s central role in regulating climate, thanks to its currents and the heat being exchanged with the atmosphere.
Humankind, Climate and Ocean

Humankind, Climate and Ocean:
what does the future offer?

In 2015, France is hosting COP 21, the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, called “Paris Climat 2015”.
NAUSICAA will be following the organisation and programme of the conference, in particular the discussions on the Ocean. NAUSICAA is one of the founding members of the Ocean and Climate Platform which met with UNESCO’S Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission to ensure that “the decisions of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) totally [integrate] the major role played by the Ocean in the climate system and in its ability to provide solutions to the climate challenges facing the planet.

More details :
ocean-climate.org
To discover at Nausicaá

The planet is undergoing an unprecedented change that is affecting the everyday life of people everywhere. L’homme constate les changements qui affectent son environnement : the erosion of coastlines, water shortages, the reduction in productivity in the fish and farming sectors, desertification, fires, the intensification of storms etc. The consequences of climate change affect our safety, our health, our economies and our employment prospects. Fortunately, action is being taken in various regions of the world to limit global warming and its impacts.
The award-winning projects of the Rougerie Foundation shown here open the doors to the future. Young architects and engineers design the housing and lifestyle of tomorrow, with innovations that limit global warming and enable us to adapt to it.

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Nausicaa is open every day, all year round , from 9:30 A.M. to 6:30 P.M. (to 7:30 P.M. in July and August).

Editeur :
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Société d'Exploitation du Centre National de la Mer - SAEM au capital de 1 809 560 € - RCS BOULOGNE-SUR-MER B 378 074 744 00020.

Directeur de la publication :
Philippe Valette, Directeur Général de Nausicaa.

Redacteur en Chef :
Ingrid Picquart, Responsable Communication de Nausicaa

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