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Highlight on Fabrice Amedeo’s Oceanographic Recorder on World Oceans Day

It is on this symbolic day that Fabrice Amedeo installed an addition to his oceanographic recorder on his monohull. Several days out of tedious winter maintenance, this return to the waters also officially launches our commitment to the Skipper for the protection of the oceans.

To provide some background, our agreement with Fabrice Amedeo essentially has to do with supporting a research project presented on World Oceans Day 2020. Fabrice Amedeo was interviewed by multiple media on the subject of “innovation for a sustainable ocean”.

Innovation, such as the introduction of new techniques for in-situ data collection. This environmental project that we are sponsoring is being implemented as an oceanographic recorder mounted on Fabrice Amedeo’s yacht.

This recorder will capture CO2, temperature, and salinity readings and compute the concentration of microplastics in the water during the yacht’s upcoming races on the high seas. A real step up in our social commitments on the eve of the Vendée Globe Challenge which will help collect valuable data en route. These will be made available to the international research community to provide better insight into the effect climate change and pollution are having on the oceans.

The data collected on board will be analyzed in partnership with many institutes and made publically available to the international research community.


Watch Fabrice Amedeo’s interview on France3 Pays de la Loire 

and on Ouest France : ” Lorient. Pollution sensors under the IMOCA hull


 Visit the United Nations’ global portal for the World Oceans Day:  

https://unworldoceansday.org/ or the United Nations website ( https://www.un.org/fr/observances/oceans-day)