This Underwater Marathon is also an opportunity for Pure Ocean to promote partners contributing to the preservation of our environment. The Cromagnon, the former boat of Henri Cosquer, discoverer of the eponymous prehistoric cave, is today in the hands of the Septentrion Environment association. This historic and emblematic boat in the harbor of Marseille will serve as HQ for many meetings around four themes with, for each, a specific regional approach, namely:
• Social innovation: diving, environmental watch and citizen science
Encounter with Laura Barth of the Septentrion Environnement association, creator of the Polaris platform and mobile application
• Technological innovation: underwater drones & artificial intelligence
Encounter with Benjamin Valtin from Notilo Plus company, which develops autonomous underwater systems optimized by Artificial Intelligence.
• Responsible aquaculture, short circuits and food
Encounter with Fanny and Aurélien, partners at the head of Provence Aquaculture, an aquaculture farm, organic and sustainable, located on the island of Pomègues.
• Citizen commitment: a freediver committed to the ocean
Meeting with Arnaud Jerald, freediver and world record holder bi-fins 108 meters deep & newly appointed ambassador of Pure Ocean.