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Namedr.ir. GWW Wamelink
FirstnameWieger
Emailwieger.wamelink@wur.nl

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DescriptionEcologist en exobiologist
OrganizationWageningen Environmental Research
Organization UnitBiodiversity and Policy
Phone+31 317 485 917+31 317 485 917
Mobile+31 6 14325893
Secretarial phone+31 317 481 878+31 317 481 878
Phone 2
Fax+31 317 419 000
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Visiting addressDroevendaalsesteeg 3
6708PB, WAGENINGEN
Droevendaalsesteeg 3
6708PB, WAGENINGEN
Building/Room101/B318101/N.A.
Postal addressPostbus 47
6700AA, WAGENINGEN
Postbus 47
6700AA, WAGENINGEN
Courier522
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  • foto's en maken - diverse
    Nov 2017 - Present

    Ik maak veel fotos die ook worden gebruikt voor WEnR raporten enz. maar ook door de media. Soms krijg ik daarvoor betaald, bvb National Geographic magazine. Het geld gaat naar de crowdfunding acties voor Food For Mars and Moon

  • https://www.facebook.com/Food.for.Mars.and.moon/ - diverse
    Jan 2016 - Present

    De inkomsten uit de lezingen, voor sterrenwachten bijvoorbeeld, gaan naar de crowdfunding voor het project


Biography

Can we grow plants on Mars and the Moon?

 

We investigate if it is possible to grow crops on Mars and moon soil simulants delivered by NASA. When people will got to Mars and go back to the moon it will most likely be for a longer period or even for ever. One of the necessities for such a ‘colony’ is the supply of sufficient and healthy food. One of the options is to grow your own food using the soil and water (ice) that is present.

Since 2013 we are experimenting with the soils and a range of crops, including tomato, potato, green beans, peas and rocket (rucola). We were able to grow crops on both the Mars and moon soil simulant. After testing the vegetables and fruits proofed to be safe to eat, no large quantities of heavy metals, present in the soils, were found.

This research received the science award of the children’s program ‘Het Klokhuis’ in 2016.

Overview of the Mars Moon plant growth experiment

https://www.facebook.com/Food.for.Mars.and.moon/

https://weblog.wur.nl/ruimtelandbouw/author/wamel002/

 

 


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