They built two rafts, embarked from the Callao port and they are sailing to Easter Island and back all for the sake of science, and adventure.
Kon Tiki 2 is a team of scientists aiming to answer long-disputed questions of climate change and ancient migrations. They began their journey one month ago.
Håkon Wium Lie, a member of Kon Tiki 2, provided a update regarding their journey through a short YouTube video-clip.
In the video clip, the Kon Tiki 2 team is seen floating alone in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean. The wind is blowing strongly through the hair of Wium Lie, as he informs the audience of their mission.
“We’re trying to see if we can sail the balsa raft between the two places, we think people did so historically “ he says regarding sailing to Easter Island from South America.
“A slow moving raft is the perfect platform for doing research. We’re sampling the water for plastics, measuring temperatures, salinity, oxygen levels, etc, to try to predict the changes we have ahead of us.”
Watch the update!
YouTube: 2015 12 02 kt2 haakon eng 720