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The Unesco – Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission teams shared this film with delegations from 195 UNESCO Member States gathered in a conference call from around the world. The objective was to share the initiatives taken in response to the Covid-19 crisis. The sailors of the IMOCA Class, who are preparing for the Vendée Globe, explained from home how they are helping scientists when they are at sea, thanks to the partnership with the IOC-UNESCO.

As more and more data is needed, sailors are meeting that demand by sailing in ocean areas (e.g. around Antarctica), which are very much undersampled. Our OceanPack™ RACE helps to meet that demand by taking samples and measurements of CO2, salinity and surface temperature.