In December 2014, scientists of the Global Rivers Observatory embarked on their first annual river expedition, to the largest river on Earth – the Amazon River in the heart of the Brazilian rain forest. This unique expedition allowed our guests to experience this amazing ecosystem, witness how scientists study the ecology and chemistry of rivers, and participate in discussions about new scientific projects--a stage in scientific research rarely witnessed by non-scientists.
Our international team of experts and guests traveled up the Rio Negro and the Solimoes, and down to the “mixing of the waters” in the main stem of the Amazon River on the 32-passenger cruise ship Premium for six days. We saw amazing wildlife and fascinating rivers, trekked through the rain forest, and learned from the experts about the Amazon and the threats it faces.
Join us in 2016 on the Mekong River! globalrivers.org/expeditions/2016-mekong/