Science, Education & Community Supporters


In partnership with the UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, JCOMMOPS (the Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology) and NOAA (the United States Government National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), yachts taking part in the Odyssey events will send back automated meteorological data and deploy Argo floats and surface drifters in areas not frequented by commercial shipping to gather information on ocean currents, sea surface temperature, atmospheric pressure, winds and salinity. (NOAA Global Drifter Program)
See also: UNESCO-IOC and Cornell Sailing Events sign agreement to cooperate on scientific research

Secchi Disk programme

We are working with Dr Richard Kirby of Plymouth University in his global Secchi Disk programme to study marine phytoplankton.

SeaBC Sea Bird Count

Rally participants are encouraged to document their at-sea bird sightings, which are logged into a global avian database for use by scientists and conservation organizations.

5 Gyres Institute

On a mission to conduct research and communicate about the global impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and employ strategies to eliminate plastics accumulation in the 5 subtropical gyres.

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