Swiss Polar Institute representatives were at St-Malo on the last weekend of October to encourage the offshore sailing team Oliver Heer Ocean Racing during the final preparations for the Route du Rhum solo race. Oliver Heer will cross the Atlantic to Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe while collecting environmental data onboard his IMOCA.

The three professors involved in the environmental data collection were also present to discussion the Swiss ocean science and the importance of these data to better understand climate change. Watch the video for more information!

For more info about the partnership with Oliver Heer Ocean Racing, visit the dedicated webpage.