Energy Observer will be at the Dubai World Expo

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Energy Observer will be present at the Dubai World Expo during the France Pavilion’s Oceans Thematic Fortnight.

The France Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo is delighted to host Energy Observer during the thematic fortnight dedicated to Oceans. Energy Observer, the first French ambassador for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, explores practical solutions and develops technology to accelerate the ecological transition. It is fully in line with the challenges of building tomorrow’s world, which the Pavilion will highlight. 

The Dubai World Expo will be the premiere global gathering of 2021. Expo 2020 Dubai is the first world expo to be held in the MEASA (Middle East, Africa and South Asia), and is centred around the theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. Expo 2020 Dubai, which will be held from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022, brings together over 200 diverse participants — countries, organisations, companies, and academic establishments — and is expected to receive some 25 million visitors. 

Today, the ambitions of these expos have moved towards international cooperation and the search for solutions to the challenges humanity faces. Over six months, every country in the world will come together in order to discuss, propose and implement practical solutions for the benefit of all humankind. In light of the ongoing health crisis this theme is no longer a symbolic proposal, but rather an urgent and critical need. 

The France Pavilion’s commitment to Ocean conservation 

In Dubai, France is setting out to position itself as an international driving force for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the UN, and for rebuilding the post-health crisis world.

As such, the Pavilion will shine a spotlight on initiatives and innovations with the power to address the challenges of economic, social, ecological and cultural transformation in our society. From 18th to 31st March 2022, the France Pavilion will dedicate its event programming to Oceans, and how to discover, preserve and exploit the oceans for sustainable development.

Erik Linquier, Commissaire général pour le Pavillon France et Président de la Cofrex

« Oceans are a vital resource and therefore their conservation is crucial. Energy Observer explores and develops solutions to meet those objectives.
I am therefore delighted to rely on this team to promote our French vision at the France Pavilion at the Dubai World Expo! »

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Energy Observer is invited by the France Pavilion

Developed from a legendary multiple award-winning catamaran, Energy Observer is a veritable laboratory for the ecological transition, designed to push the limits of zero-emission technologies. Hydrogen, solar, wind, and water power, all solutions are experimented with, tested and optimised with a view to making clean energy a practical reality that is accessible to all. 

Several companies are committed to Energy Observer, including ENGIE, our Ambassador Sponsor of the France Pavilion, and Accor, our Premium Sponsor.

The Energy Observer project, which began its Odyssey around the world in 2017, has visited 28 countries and made 63 stopovers, and will be present at the France Pavilion for several reasons.

The Energy Observer's presence on the France Pavilion will be the occasion to send a message that will be both ecological and educational: 

  • As the first French ambassador for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, it carries France’s message on the need to preserve the planet and its ecosystems everywhere in the world. It will highlight the local initiatives and sustainable solutions developed by women and men around the world through audiovisual content that will illustrate the 2030 agenda in a concrete way.
  • Documentary films will also be shown in the Agora and on screens in front of the France Pavilion to provide a wide audience with an inspiring experience on the great environmental issues of our time.
  • Energy Observer will also present a photographic and educational exhibition on its missions and its involvement in ocean conservation by means of its zero emission and zero noise systems and as a partner of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.
  • Victorien Erussard, Founder and Captain, will have an opportunity to speak about those new sustainable energy solutions, based on a renewable energy mix and decarbonised hydrogen, while Katia Nicolet, Doctor in Marine Biology and Expedition Leader, will detail the consequences of indirect atmospheric and noise pollution thanks to the scientific stations onboard the catamaran. 

" Participating in this Oceans fortnight with the France Pavilion could not be more meaningful for Energy Observer. Showcasing renewable energies and green hydrogen and green hydrogen, we work every day to promote clean and silent maritime solutions. As the first French ambassador for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, our actions could not be more aligned with the objectives of the World Expo and its aim to propose practical solutions for the benefit of all humankind. "

Victorien Erussard
Founder and Captain of Energy Observer

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