Sailing into a sustainable future: OceanoScientific’s ‘Love the Ocean’ sets sail for next major expedition

The OceanoScientific Explorer ‘Love the Ocean’ has just set sail during a ‘Grand Depart Ceremony’ at the Yacht Club de Monaco for the first of the OceanoScientific Coral Reefs Expeditions 2023-2030, marking a significant leap forward in ocean exploration.

‘Love the Ocean’, a Lagoon 570 catamaran, has undergone important enhancements so it can conduct oceanographic endeavours without any CO2 emissions. Docked at the Port Navy Service quay, the vessel received a solar panel surface upgrade designed to meet the demands of emission-free exploration.

Spearheaded by Olivier Mazeas (Prodinox) and Daniel Cailloux (Electro Boat), this upgrade has equipped ‘Love the Ocean’ with a substantial 2,000 watts of solar power. This clean energy source not only ensures the crew’s needs are met but also powers critical tasks, such as DNA sequencing by geneticist Christian Siatka (École de l’ADN) for samples collected from the ocean depths.

Inspiring the next generation

Beyond its technical upgrades, ‘Love the Ocean’ utilised its Yacht Club de Monaco ‘Grand Depart Ceremony’ on Thursday 21st December to engage with the local community. A group of local elementary school students was introduced to the OceanoScientific association’s activities. The session aimed to reinforce in the young minds a profound awareness of the ocean’s significance, beginning with the Mediterranean Sea.

Sustainable exploration

The Grand Départ ceremony marks the start of the OceanoScientific Coral Reefs Expeditions 2023-2030.

With its solar-powered capabilities, the catamaran is poised to navigate sanctuary sites, conducting vital research without leaving a carbon footprint. The vessel’s extensive solar panel coverage ensures energy self-sufficiency and serves as protection for vital equipment.

In an era where environmental consciousness is paramount, ‘Love the Ocean’ exemplifies the potential for sustainable exploration. With solar power as its main source of power, this vessel has pioneered a cleaner, greener future for oceanography.


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