Greenhouse gas measurement

Developed and conducted in partnership with the University of Geneva, the pioneering “Arctic Change” program aims to continuously monitor methane and carbon dioxide concentrations in the air and water in the context of global warming.

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“Data on the Arctic is dramatically lacking, so everything we collect there will be of great value for the global databases. We will thus transpose to this region of the world the pilot program we conducted around half the globe in the framework of the previous expedition.”

Prof. Daniel McGinnis,
Head of the Aquatic Physics Group, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva


Meso and microplastic pollution

Implemented in partnership with the Swiss association Oceaneye, the Micromegas program consists of regular sampling of surface water to assess the content of meso and microplastic pollutants.

Dive into the world of plastic
Micromegas echantillons ©Arnaud Conne-fondation pacifique

Crédit Photo : Arnaud Conne


“Our partnership with the Arctic Expedition will provide us with new data that will contribute to understanding the distribution and transport mechanisms of plastic waste in this region.”

Pascal Hagmann,
EPFL engineer, founder of Oceaneye


Ocean noise pollution

The Ear to The Wild pilot program, conducted in partnership with the Bioacoustics Application Laboratory of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, consists of mapping the ocean soundscape via a smartphone and an innovative application for the purpose of preserving marine wildlife in a context of increased noise pollution.

Listening to the oceans
Ear To The Wild arctic expedition

“Industrial exploitation of the ocean has been accompanied by the uncontrolled introduction of sources of noise pollution that have invaded its entire living space and added an invisible devastating threat to the other waste products of our activities.”

Prof. Michel André,
Director of the Laboratory of Bioacoustic Applications (LAB); Polytechnic University of Catalonia