IDE Online Magazine Mayo 2017 - Page 29

Schoeller Allibert, will be providing technical help on the storage of materials thanks to their multiple solutions of foldable crates and attached lid containers, capable of withstanding deep frost and long term outside storage.

Erwan Marivint, Head of Partnership at Under The Pole, is very enthusiastic about having Schoeller Allibert as a technical sponsor: “Schoeller Allibert is the leader of reusable plastics. The group has a great respect for the environment and develop qualitative products that are very functional for us on the ship thanks to their foldability, and that can last longer even in harsh conditions thanks to their smart engineering design. We are happy to know that, if a product is broken during our 3 years’ expedition, they will be able to fully recycle it and send it back as brand new!”

After ten years, two previous expeditions and two deep diving records, Under The Pole’s challenge is now to dive longer than before in order to better understand how life spreads out in the oceans. For this purpose, an underwater life capsule will be developed by the team to strongly extend the time spent underwater of up to 72 hours, allowing the divers to revolutionize scientific studies in underwater environment, especially deep ones. Their goal is to reach 500 deep diving in 36 months. The scientific work will focus on the study of the twilight zone, a little-explored area located around 50-150 meters below sea-level.

Beyond this scientific program, Under The Pole hopes to be a driving force for the creation of new Protected Sea Area. More information here: