1872 -76 The Challenger Expedition

The Challenger Expedition was a scientific programme that made many discoveries to lay the foundation of oceanography.

44 volumes of the Challenger Reports are in the PSNS library.  In 1896/97 they were presented, upon the recommendation of the ‘father of oceanography’ Sir John Murray, to PSNS by the government, an indication the high status the Society had in the world of science during Victorian times.