The Vendée Globe aims to use the media impact of the event to raise public awareness of ocean conservation throughout the round-the-world race. By sailing around the world, the Vendée Globe sailors are highlighting the fragility of our oceans faced with global warming. They are direct witnesses to the changes underway, particularly around Antarctica, a region that is under particular threat.
Discover the Antarctic with Polar Journal
From the Cape of Good Hope onwards, the Vendée Globe skippers will gradually come across the Southern Ocean, with its bodies of water circling Antarctica. To mark the occasion, the Vendée Globe and PolarJournal, a specialist news outlet on the polar regions, are bringing you on board to discover this little-known and fascinating continent.
With Ifremer, scientists get into the race!
Scientists and sailors are keen to learn more about and preserve the ocean, which is under threat from climate change and plastic pollution. This commitment is underlined this year by the partnership between Ifremer and the Vendée Globe, aimed at raising awareness of the major challenges facing oceanography among sailing enthusiasts.
What is the « TAAF » ?
More than 250 years after the discovery of the Crozet and Kerguelen archipelagos by sailors Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne and Yves-Joseph Kerguelen de Trémarec, the southern seas, situated between the roaring forties and the howling fifties, remain an exceptional and demanding area for exploration and navigation for sailors.
When the ocean connects to offshore racing
Created in 2021 on the initiative of Carole Saout-Grit, a physical oceanographer, Océans Connectés is an independent digital media entirely dedicated to marine sciences.