Friday 18 November 2022

Careenage in Portugal

The preparation phase of the OceanoScientific Expeditions 2022-2027 continues, notably during the whole week of November 7 to 11 in Figueira da Foz (Portugal) with the careenage of the LAGOON 570 catamaran (57' - 17 m) DRAGOON which is slowly but surely becoming the new OceanoScientific Explorer named LOVE THE OCEAN


"I don't know how to attribute the difficulty to balance our budgets, to the war in Ukraine, to the economic crisis which doesn't stop growing, to the very dark economic and social horizon, or to a nasty cocktail of the three, but we struggle!" explains Yvan Griboval, President of the OceanoScientific organization and Director of the OceanoScientific Expeditions


On the slipway of Figueira da Foz (Portugal), Maxime Dréno,

the OceanoScientific Explorer's technical preparator and Yvan Griboval's faithful second

in command, watches over the good beaching of the catamaran DRAGOON,

on its way to become the platform LOVE THE OCEAN. Photo OceanoScientific 


Our Mission

Thanks to the financial contribution of its patrons and partners, the philanthropic association of general interest OceanoScientific :


Bears witness, raises awareness and educates the widest possible audience so that one and all RESPECT and LOVE THE OCEAN and its biodiversity for the benefit of future generations;


Contributes to the implementation of oceanographic sailing expeditions without CO2 emission in regions of the seas that have seldom been explored if at all, to increase knowledge of the Ocean, of the causes and consequences of climate change and pollution;

Concentrates its efforts to participate in the safeguarding of the genetic heritage of marine organisms threatened with extinction, in particular those of coral reefs, by promoting their virtuous valuation for the benefit of Health and Well-being in compliance with the Protocol of Nagoya;

Implements all actions intended to mobilize young people in their school cycle and higher education to encourage them to develop careers related to the Ocean, while respecting the Nature;

Acts in accordance with the standards and recommendations of United Nations (UN) agencies and the international scientific community, in conjunction with non-governmental organizations dedicated to the knowledge and preservation of the Ocean and its biodiversity.


"Love, Respect and Explore the Ocean, then bear witness and share,

to promote its preservation to the benefit of future generations."

Yvan Griboval