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IMOCA Open 60 – Vendée Globe – Les Sables dOlonne FRA – Skippers help with scientific data gathering


Ten weather data buoys, three Argo floats and three thermosalinographs are the key items of scientific measuring and recording equipment which will be taken by Vendée Globe skippers during this upcoming race. At a time when there is a greater need than ever before to understand what exactly is happening to our oceans so we can target the most efficient preservation and sustainability initiatives. In these vitally important projects – in cooperation with the International Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of Unesco and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) – 17 of the 33 Vendée Globe skippers are taking part in. The report.