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Stopover : Miami (USA)
(February 17 to 23, 2009 )
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Miami (USA)
(February 17 to 23, 2009 )

February 22, 2009 (time onboard = UTC - 5)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
15h00 local time

Today, we’re taking a break from interviews and conferences. Yesterday evening, we had a little party for “Southern Star” old timers. Around 20 persons, all of whom had navigated onboard “Southern Star” in the 1980s, came to recall the period during which the boat belonged to the Applied Physics laboratory of Johns Hopkins University. In the course of the evening, we learned that, in 1983, Crosby, Still, Nash & Young filmed the video clip for the song “Southern Cross” onboard “Southern Star”.
The presentation of the expedition to the International Studies Charter High School of Miami (ISCHS) was a great success. Interviews conducted with the City of Miami (Sustainable Initiatives Department), with the National Weather Service Forecast (NOAA), and with the Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science have given us the material we need to begin delineating the stakes linked to the increase of violent meteorological phenomena. Our investigation continues tomorrow. It will be a busy day. Departure at 5:30 a.m., return expected at 11 p.m.

Interview in University of Miami _ Vonne Blanchet

Interview in University of Miami
Photo Vonne Blanchet
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February 17, 2009 (time onboard = UTC - 5)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
15h30 local time

The programp of our stop over in Florida is done now. We start tomorrow interviews and video shooting. We use the day to finalize logistic aspects.
This morning, a lawyer came onboard to visit us. He is worried about sea level rising and the inertia of local politicians to face that problem. Waiting too long will coast a lot. He is hoping that the politic of Obama and his vice president Biden about global warming will change something locally.

Soutern Star in Fort Lauderdale_ Vincent Berthet

Soutern Star in Fort Lauderdale
Photo Vincent Berthet
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