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Throughout history the ocean has been an unalterable constant. A vast and incorruptible truth of our planet's design. Blue, swirling around the small patches of our continent's green. The lifeblood of our Earth. A source of food, trade, and weather patterns. Oceans have defined our planet and provided sustenance to billions.  

Just beneath the surface of this great, endless quilt hides the damage humans have caused. A damage to which we have long been blind. We have created an ecological crisis that cannot be traced to a single cause. Evidence confirms that the changes we notice today will intensify in the coming years. The Earth, and by default the ocean, is facing difficult times. And the same can be said for us humans. 

THE PROJECT

The project, led by Sailing Vessel Hirondelle, seeks to understand and report the effects human activities have on the ocean and coast through a sailing expedition in the North-Western European seas. Our mission seeks to raise awareness of how the ocean is changing in order to inspire more to step up and make a difference.

AIMED PRODUCTIONS

100

interviews

40

articles 

and podcasts

1

book

+

other proposals based on the crews skills and aspirations

OUR BELIEF

Despite overwhelming scientific evidence, an obstacle remains: raising public awareness on the immediate impacts of current changes. Studies in climate change communication show a dominant discourse depicting an ecological crisis that is distant both in time and space. We must engage the public in order to enact real change. After all, humans, who are at the origin of this crisis, are key to solving it. 

OUR GOAL

Highlight the stories behind the ecological crisis, with an emphasis on the interconnectivity between humans and the ocean, through a series of interviews in the North East Atlantic.  We aim to narrate this coast undergoing change, recording the tales of the people who live them and act everyday alongside our waters.  

THE NAVIGATION ZONE

To accurately represent the stories of the threats, actions, difficulties and solutions encountered in Europe we will sail for one year along the Northwestern European coast, collecting the tales of its inhabitants and their relationship with the sea.

THE SAILBOAT

Hirondelle - or "Swallow" in French - is the name of the schooner we will be sailing. She is currently in dry-dock at the KVK boatyard in Brest (France) where, surrounded by many volunteers, we are preparing her for the expedition to come. 

 

LOUISE RAS

Science coordinator and writer

AURÉLIEN MARTIN

Hirondelle's preparator and skipper

ALINE DE PAZZIS

Graphic designer and illustrator

ALIX VERNOTTE

Communications consultant

 

 

OUR BLOG

We regularly write articles on the projects progression and on environmental issues.

Soon you will be able to discover our expedition log!

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SUPPORT THE PROJECT?

We have launched a crowdfunding campaign. To make the expedition become reality, we need funds for security equipment, foul weather gear, video and podcast creation, etc. 

Thank you for your support! 💪

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP

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THANK YOU!

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