Nauru Parliament

General View

The so-called 'pinnacles', fossilised coral columns, Nauru
(Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg, Frankfurt)

French and American expeditions converged on Caroline Island in May 1883 to observe an unusually long total solar eclipse. An expedition member made this drawing. The atoll is best known for its role in celebrating the arrival of the year 2000.

Ai Weiwei
'The Wave' (2005), porcelain

The aim of the Cousteau Society is to educate people to understand, love and protect the water systems of the planet for the well-being of future generations.

The latest issue of their quarterly publication 'Calypso Log' (edited by a friend of the Nauru Project, David König) focuses on the causes and consequences of Sea-level rise. Those consequences may be first felt by the archipelago of Tuvalu, the sovereign nation most in danger of disappearing under the rising sea level. Calypso Log looks at what a small group is doing locally to prepare for the inevitable.

Calypso Log selections 09-08.pdf