Self-sufficient hydrogen boat embarks on 6-year journey around the world

July 17, 2017 by  
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The world watched in anticipation as the groundbreaking Solar Impulse 2 plane circumnavigated the globe last year. Now, the “Solar Impulse of the Seas” has set sail, aiming to demonstrate in a fresh way that clean energy can power our world. Dubbed Energy Observer , the solar- , wind- , and hydrogen -powered catamaran will sail to 50 countries over the course of six years. Solar panels line the top of the Energy Observer, and two vertical axis wind turbines harness the power of the wind, but those aren’t the only energy sources that make this vessel self-sufficient . The boat is able to generate hydrogen from seawater thanks to an electrolysis system. That hydrogen, stored in tanks, will help the Energy Observer glide through the waves emissions-free. The project was started by French offshore racer Victorien Erussard, accompanied by French explorer and filmmaker Jérôme Delafosse. Related: Energy Observer to sail around the world using only solar, wind, and hydrogen fuel The Energy Observer is equipped with technologies like electric motors, lithium-ion batteries , and a hydrogen fuel cell . It’s around 100 feet long and 42 feet wide, with solar panels covering 1,400 square feet atop the catamaran. Built in 1983, the Energy Observer has already had a long career as a racing boat, but was recently christened earlier this month by France’s environment minister Nicolas Hulot. Energy Observer left Paris this past weekend with mayor Anne Hidalgo aboard. Erussard said on the boat’s website, “There is not one miracle solution to combat climate change : there are solutions which we must learn to operate together. That’s what we are doing with Energy Observer: allowing nature’s energies, as well as those of our society, to collaborate.” And though the boat draws on different technologies than the Solar Impulse 2, it apparently has the approval of pilot Bertrand Piccard , who was present at the christening ceremony. He said, “Energy Observer, just like Solar Impulse, makes exploration work for a better quality of life. We need to lead people towards the future by showing them solutions instead of depressing them.” You can track where the Energy Observer is here and find out more here . + Energy Observer Via ScienceAlert Images via Energy Observer ( 1 , 2 )

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Interactive Global Fishing Watch Map to Monitor Activity on the Open Seas

November 17, 2014 by  
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SkyTruth, Oceana , and Google have just announced the release of a prototype interactive map that is designed to show all of the trackable fishing activity in the ocean. Global Fishing Watch  uses satellite data to create the first worldwide view of commercial fishing, with the aim of raising awareness of the intensity of legal fishing, while highlighting the question of how much illegal activity is going on. Read the rest of Interactive Global Fishing Watch Map to Monitor Activity on the Open Seas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: big data , boats , Fishing , Global Fishing Watch , Google , illegal fishing , interactive map , map , Oceana , overfishing , satellite data

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Aether & Hemera Launch a Flotilla of Interactive LED Boats at Canary Wharf

January 1, 2013 by  
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Voyage is an art installation by Aether & Hemera that consists of a flotilla of 300 paper boats sailing along Canary Wharf ‘s Middle Dock. Each boat is illuminated by colored LED lights that form attractive patterns and enliven the night. Passers-by can interact with the artwork until February 15 2013 between dusk and 2am each day to change colors and patterns by connecting their mobile phone to the Voyage Wi-Fi network. The artists’ artistic vision was to “provoke memories, explore aesthetic interactions, and to elicit feelings of connective human experiences in a required-to-participate audience.” The project was been commissioned by Canary Wharf Group to ‘launch’ their 2013 ‘Sculpture at Work’ program. + Aether-Hemera The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Aether Hemera , art installation , boats , eco-art , energy efficient lighting , green art , green design , green lighting , LED , LED lights , public art , sustainable design , voyage

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The Boat Project is Olympic Art

October 19, 2011 by  
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Photo: theboatproject Every Olympic games have to have a cultural component and London is going at it full speed. A massive red sculpture by Anish Kapoor will tower over the site and posters by 12 modern British artists will be created around the country. The Boat Project is all about making a boat from the old wooden memorabilia that people donate. It’s a collective artwork… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Week in Pictures: Camping Trailer is also a Boat, Cats Nap in TVs, and More (Slideshow)

September 16, 2011 by  
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Image: TreeHugger Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just take your car from road to lake? Well now you can, and while camping to boot: This wild design morphs a trailer from a tent into a boat. We also have old TVs that become homes for cats, a 1970s RV transformed into an off-grid eco-home, exclusive coverage of New York Fashion Week, and more in our roundup of the best images on TreeHugger this week.

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Buildup To Greenbuild: Green Buildings From TreeHugger Archives

September 16, 2011 by  
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30,000 green building professionals are coming to Toronto for Greenbuild in October; this series will try to explain Toronto to them. There has been a lot of green building going on in Toronto and much has shown up on TreeHugger; Here is a roundup of some of the buildings we have shown. Perhaps the most dramatic and important recent addition to the Toronto scene is Stephen Teeple’s 60 Richmond Street East Coop, that is green, gorgeous and from the public sector yet, proving that social housing doesn’t have to be boring and oppressive.

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Old Boats Refurbished As Boat Hotel & Floating Art Installation In NYC (Photos)

August 23, 2011 by  
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Photo: Lunar Camel Co. (Flickr) From trains, planes to treehouses , hotels can be found in the strangest of places. Now New York City has a temporary “boatel” or boat hotel to call its own, only an hour away and docked on Marina 59 in Far Rockaway, NY. Created by local artist Constance Hockaday, the Boggsville Boatel is a temporary art in… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Istanbul Boosts Options For Ferry Travel, Its Most Beautiful and Relaxing Way to Commute

January 2, 2011 by  
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Istanbul residents living along the Bosphorus will soon find it easier to commute by ferry. Photo: Jennifer Hattam

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A Spoof Video Fires Back at Chevron’s Greenwashing

January 2, 2011 by  
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If you’ve seen the commercials that make up Chevron’s new “We Agree” campaign , you might well be infuriated. Despite its refusal to take responsibility for dumping 16.8 million gallons of crude oil into the Ecuadorian Amazon in 1992, Chevron has a new self-image of a benevolent oil company.

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David de Rothschild on Crossing the Pacific in the Plastiki (Podcast)

September 16, 2010 by  
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To shed light on the plight of our plastic-laden oceans, David de Rothschild built a sailboat from 12,000 soda bottles and took it clear across the Pacific.

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