The inaugural Barcelona Yacht Rendezvous 2015 has been a huge success. Hosted by The International SeaKeepers Society, the event was held at the recently re-launched Marina Port Vell on May 8 to celebrate DISCOVERY Yachts and unveil plans for expanding SeaKeepers mission in Europe.
During the event, the DISCOVERY Yachts Program, SeaKeepers’ most important initiative in accomplishing its mission and goals, was presented to the Mediterranean.
Guests enjoyed a video here below showing the 2014/2015 DISCOVERY Yachts missions. The video comprised scientific expeditions, educational outreach programs, instrument deployments, as well as future research plans.
SeaKeepers was delighted to introduce Christina Sorensen Lotter of Danish Yachts as SeaKeepers first DISCOVERY Yachts program partner in the Baltic. Danish Yachts will be supporting SeaKeepers instrument deployment initiative by placing five SeaKeepers Drifters on each of their future Cat SWATH vessels. SWATH vessels serve as a platform for vital ocean research.
Two of SeaKeepers recent European scientific program partners, Dr. Pierre-Marie Poulain, from the Italian State Funded Research Institute OGS, and Barbara Jackson, The Baltic Sea Program Director for the Zennstrom Foundation, were also present at the event.
The event represents the beginning of plenty of international locations for SeaKeepers ocean research and conservation programs as SeaKeepers plan to launch their expeditions globally.