THEN THE WHOLE WORLD GOT “ONBOARD”!
In August of 1853, Maury organized an international conference in Brussels to present his findings. As a result, every country that attended agreed to use Maury’s Log as well.
Soon thousands of ships from all over the world were contributing data to the effort!
Maury’s Physical Geography of the Sea (1853) ran through twenty editions
and was translated into French, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, and Italian.
The world had come together to cooperate in understanding the oceans, making travel safer, faster and easier for everyone.