Here be Dragons


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Olaus Magnus

Sea monsters such as the kraken, prister, and rosmarus indicated uncharted territory on elaborate new maps of the world in medieval times. Despite many advances in mapping technology and data acquisition  in the last 500 years, our ocean remains largely uncharted and poorly understood.

Here be Dragons will convene explorers, innovators, artists, scientists, and storytellers to identify the uncharted territories that still exist in ocean exploration and storytelling. In response, MIT students will  work with explorers to develop and present collaborative projects to deploy new and emerging technologies in the field that address gaps in our understanding and sharing of the ocean. Select proposals will be funded for Rapid Field Deployments.

This event took place at the MIT Media Lab and New England Aquarium Monday, February 26, and Tuesday, February 27, 2018, in collaboration with the National Geographic Society.


Lightning Talks

Speaker Bios

Video: Track A
Exploration and Discovery
Data Analysis and Sharing
Sea Stories

Video: Track B
Our Thriving Ocean
Platforms and Sensors
Democratizing the Ocean

Photo Gallery

Rapid Field Deployment Proposals

In person attendance for Here be Dragons was by invitation only. The program was webcast.

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