The Largest Solar Boat In The World Set Sail For Science
After completing the round the world about 7 months, the PlanetSolar MS Tûranor take this time off for a scientific mission. This Largest Solar Boat is equipped with unique and modern instruments, the solar catamaran will lead a team of researchers to monitor the Gulf Stream.
Aboard Tûranor, biologists and climatologists from the University of Geneva will be led by Professor Martin Beniston. For the mission called Deepwater Planet Solar, the goal is to better understand the processes that govern climate, Gulf Stream is an ocean current that affect the climate of the eastern seaboard of North America and the west coast of Europe. To follow the flow of air and water, scientists have devised Biobox, an aerosol analyzer to determine the impact of particles on climate change. This is the boat of 31m will come into play as being powered by solar panels, it does not produce emissions that could change the data.
Capable of reaching a speed of 9 knots, the transatlantic voyage aboard Tûranor included in the route Miami, Bergen, Norway, stops in New York and Reykjavik, Iceland.