Science & Education
Malizia is embarking on an exciting adventure with the Ocean Challenge.
The mission is to promote ocean science, protection and education around the world.
Inspiring kids with our sailing adventures, protecting the ocean and educating the next generation are particularly important missions for Pierre and Boris. To achieve this goal, the team are targeting two key areas, science and education.
We believe that education is key, we want to fascinate, engage and inspire young minds and create future ambassadors for ocean protection. We want to share our sailing adventure. We are looking to team up with schools around the world to educate children about sailing, the ocean and the environmental impacts currently effecting our seas.
We are passionate about getting the younger generation involved in understanding the ocean and getting them on board Malizia to really experience it first-hand. We welcomed children on board at the stop-overs (Monaco, Bermuda, Hamburg and Kiel) along Malizia’s route. Classes from local schools, young sailors of local sailing clubs and institutions for under-privileged children were our guests and got the chance to visit Malizia, sail on Malizia and meet the crew to ask them questions about sailing and the ocean.
Ocean sensor on board Malizia
The new sensor to measure CO2, temperature, salinity and pressure was installed on Malizia in Kiel, Germany in August 2018. The mayor of Kiel, Ulf Kämpfer, attended the press conference and sailed on Malizia.
With the help of the sensor installed on Malizia, scientists will be able to monitor the CO2 levels in hard to reach locations around the globe. This information will be valuable in helping scientists understand the impacts of climate change within our oceans, particularly in the less travelled Southern Ocean. The measured data is of high quality and is fed to an international database, “SOCAT” with access for a worldwide science community. In order to achieve this goal, Malizia has signed a collaboration with the Max Planck Institute, Hamburg and Geomar, Kiel.
Teacher Birte Lorenzen, has designed and tested the creative and engaging learning materials based on the ocean and sailing to provide a structured course with the sole purpose of allowing children to really start to understand and love our oceans.
This includes an educational kit consisting of printed educational materials, a world-ocean map for the school class, a paper boat model and online multimedia elements (Kids-Tracker, online games and quizzes). Schools in France, Monaco, Germany and Guadeloupe followed Malizia in the famous Route du Rhum race from St. Malo to Guadeloupe in November 2018 and worked with the new school kit.