IDE Online Magazine Mayo 2017 - Page 28

Schoeller Allibert is glad to support the departure of under the pole, a 3 years scientific expedition across the oceans

On May 20th, 2017, the explorers team of Under The Pole will set sail for a 3 years’ expedition around the world, from one pole to another, to conduct scientific experiments and educate the world about life in great depth. Schoeller Allibert chose to support Under The Pole because they share similar values, which are a broader respect of the environment and a thirst of innovation and environmental knowledge.

Under The Pole’s goal is to solve a major question of biodiversity: With pollution, climate warming and human activity, how life adapts itself to great depth when it is at risk near the surface? To answer this question among many others, their two-master ship, the WHY, will sail across the pacific with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, scuba divers, sailors, cameramen, photographers and doctors. During those 3 years, more than 100 scientists and researchers will aboard the WHY for temporary missions on bio-fluorescence, deep corals, sharks, human body resistance, and more.

Françoise Pomes, Marketing Director of Schoeller Allibert Group explains their sponsoring:

We have been a partner supplier of the fishing supply chain for 40 years with the development of many bespoke models of fish crates for local uses and technics while being strongly involved in the elimination of waste packaging within the industry. This scientific expedition is a great opportunity to analyse the status of our oceans and to raise awareness among children and adults about the importance of respecting oceans, stopping pollution and understanding how other species live in extreme condition to develop meaningful applications.”