With numerous projects in and around the Ocean Race, the topic of environmental pollution is addressed.
In addition to various programmes with young people and the tackling of plastic pollution, the Ocean Race also supports scientific environmental projects.
For example, the boats are equipped with sensors that record plastic pollution in the world's oceans as they sail, and the data, such as temperature, air pressure, current and wind speed, is then made available to scientists.
The Ocean Race Education programme will be available at the start of the race. It is important that our youth, the future generation, is inspired to take care of our incredible and precious blue planet. Despite the devastating effects of pollution, climate change and industrial overfishing of our oceans to this date, we still have the possibility of changing our approach and doing something to better the situation.
Through the spectacular and extraordinary Ocean Race, the programme aims to help kids aged 6 to 12 to grasp the importance of the ocean. It aims to raise awareness on the damage to our planet caused by plastic pollution in the oceans. It shows children how they can counteract plastic pollution in the oceans. In a playful way, they can fight the plastic pollution of the oceans by becoming Ocean Race Champions for the Sea.
Pitter & The Austrian Ocean Race: We are creating more awareness for the protection of the environment.
At the same time, the Austrian Ocean Race Project is also a valuable contribution to Austrian sailing. The goal is to inspire as many people as possible for the Austrian project to participate in the toughest and most spectacular regatta in the world. BIGGER THAN SPORT