Mission Ocean is attending the Paris Boat Show, which opened today, to promote clean oceans and the reduction of plastic pollution, and bumped into none other than Christian Estrosi, the former Mayor of Nice, now President of the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.
Mission Ocean is the branchild of Laura Beard and Henrique Agostinho, a dynamic couple who met while working in the yachting industry and discovered a shared passion to promote clean oceans. In 2017 they will set off on a three year project afloat, promoting awareness of marine pollution, and facilitating the collection of samples and data for scientific research.
In the run up to launch they've also been busy rallying support in the coastal community in the south of France, organizing beach clean ups and providing education for school children.
To learn more about Mission Ocean you can read their story here.
The Paris Boat Show 3-11 December:
The Paris Boat Show at the Porte de Versailles opens today, 3 December. Known as France's biggest indoor port, this annual boating event brings together all sectors of the watersports industry, including sailing boats, motorboats, board sports, fishing, equipment and technologies, marine services and tourism.
Coinciding with the launch of their new website, this year's show also puts the spotlight on three main marine markets: sailing boats, motorboats and board sports.
The Paris Boat Show now covers six exhibition halls with an Exhibition Bridge, providing a new layout with greater fluidity.
Hall 1: Sailing, Tourism and Board Sports
Hall 2.1: Equipment
Halls 2.2, 2.3, 3 and 4: Motorboats, Engine Manufacturers and Fishing
Exhibition Bridge: Fashion and Leisure
For practical information on layout and logistics click here.