SAILING THE GLOBE FOR CIRCULARITY
With GO CIRCULAR, Team Holcim-PRB is sailing the world to preserve our oceans with a call to action to accelerate the shift to circular living.
GO CIRCULAR joined The Ocean Race for its first round-the-world regatta as the only Swiss team to compete in this year’s legendary sailing marathon. Celebrating its 50th anniversary The Ocean Race is a global climate-positive sports event, symbolizing Holcim’s net-zero journey.
This year’s The Ocean Race is driving a comprehensive climate research program. Throughout the race our team is collecting water and air samples, from edges of the world where no-one goes, and collecting data that is shared with the World Meteorological Organization to advance climate science and global weather forecasting.
Racing for progress, the GO CIRCULAR team advocates for climate action at all stopovers and raises awareness for more circular living.
GO CIRCULAR is taking part in this climate-positive edition of The Ocean Race, which features its most ambitious and comprehensive science program to date. The round-the-world sailing race will measure microplastic pollution, gather information about the impact of climate change on the ocean and collect data to improve global weather forecasting. Over the course of the race:
- Team Holcim-PRB is collecting water and air samples from untouched corners of the ocean
- Together with the other teams they will take 4.3 million measurements of essential ocean parameters and collect more than 400 samples of marine litter
- Boats will capture, for the first time, levels of oxygen and trace elements in the water
- Data will be delivered to science partners, such as the World Meteorological Organization, faster in this edition, transmitted via satellite and reaching the organizations in real time, to advance climate science and global weather forecasting
The Ocean Race is contributing scientific data to theOcean Decade Odyssey project, an endorsed project of the UN Decade of Ocean Science (2021-2030)