Solar-powered catamaran continues crossing the oceans


Solar-powered catamaran PlanetSolar is powered entirely by solar, has done an around the world trip and two transatlantic voyages. They experienced rough weather and little sun on their last trip in the always treacherous North Atlantic and made it in 23 days.

The PlanetSolar DeepWater expedition is allowing researchers from the University of Geneva to take advantage of the exclusive features of the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, the largest solar catamaran ever built. The researchers will conduct a unique campaign of physical and biological measurements along the Gulf Stream, with no carbon emissions. This scientific adventure aims to improve our understanding of the interactions between the ocean and the atmosphere, while raising public awareness of the complexity of climate change and its impacts.