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Pacifique carries out expeditions with two large traditional sailing ships, the Fleur de Passion and the Mauritius, by piloting a set of programs composed of three components.

Born in Geneva, Pacifique is a Swiss non-profit organization recognized as being of public utility.

Pacifique is a not-for-profit organisation that designs and organises multidisciplinary expeditions aboard its two sailing boats, Fleur de Passion and Mauritius. It was founded by adventure enthusiasts with a real awareness of the ecological issues unfolding before our eyes.

As part of its “Jeunes en mer” programme, Pacifique welcomes aboard its sailing boats young people in difficulty who have been placed in care by the courts and various judicial authorities in Switzerland. The aim of these short-term breaks is to offer a pause, a new framework in the young person’s life to help them reintegrate into society.

As much a platform for implementing projects as a bridge between continents and people, Pacifique favours scientific diagnosis as a prerequisite for any solution in favour of the oceans. On board, Pacifique leads It offers the international scientific community the opportunity to carry out long-term research programmes or one-off missions on board, thanks to the undreamt-of potential of sailing ships.

At the same time, in Geneva, Switzerland, and at the ports of call of its expeditions, Pacifique carries out awareness-raising activities. It is developing a wide range of events, media and digital activities aimed at decision-makers and the general public.

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SCIENCES

Pacifique designs and organizes oceanographic expeditions that provide the international scientific community with the opportunity to conduct research programs whose data collection contributes to a better understanding of human impact on the oceans as well as to a greater awareness of sustainable development issues.

SOCIO-EDUCATIONAL

The “Jeunes en mer” program welcomes every year about twenty young people from the French-speaking part of Switzerland, who are socially or educationally excluded. This reintegration program includes a long stay on board a sailing boat. The young people are part of the crew as mousses and also participate in the implementation of scientific and cultural awareness programs.

AWARENESS-RAISING

In the pursuit of its activities, Pacifique carries out awareness-raising actions aimed at decision-makers and the general public by implementing a wide range of activities, both in Switzerland and during the expeditions’ stopovers. In addition, it allows artists to come “in residence” on board the sailing ships to tell the story of all aspects of the expeditions in their own way.

The expeditions

They are conceived and carried out in a multidisciplinary spirit of sharing experience.

This philosophy translates into a constant search for synergies between the scientific, socio-educational, cultural and awareness-raising aspects of each of these expeditions or one-off missions carried out on board the sailing ships.

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Discover the latest news from Pacifique concerning the expeditions on board our two sailing boats or the events organized by the team on land in Geneva.

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Partners & Supporters

To carry out its activities, Pacifique can count on the support of a network of institutional and private partners who finance either its expeditions as a whole or one or other of the specific programs.

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