SDG’s of application
Offers from 1.618 La Fondation, programme Esprit de VELOX
Esprit de VELOX, a hybrid research vessel for the community
Marine smart grid, No discharges, No noise pollution, Innovation, Exploration, Non invasive Research, Earth System.
Recreating the ideal conditions for pioneering scientific exploration. With 42 people aboard, Esprit de VELOX will be able to access all the world’s oceans. She will be completely autonomous, using the most up-to-date instrumentation for observation, measurement, sampling and analysis; both close inshore and to a depth of 10 000 feet. A real floating scientific base, she represents a new holistic approach to maritime research; technical, intellectual and philosophical. Esprit de VELOX will provide the platform for individual research but more importantly will promote cross-disciplinary projects in the same ecosystem. The aquisition of knowledge, scientific discovery and artistic expression are all the visible traces of a common adventure. A melting pot of intuition, individual and collective experience and chance, will result in new protocols and new approaches. Following a Renaisance model, Esprit de VELOX will enable young talents to be nurtured by providing a floating residence dedicated to scientific research, innovation and artistic expression. From the philosophical origins of the programme to the technical and architectural features of the ship, everything works together to allow us to re-examine our place in the World.