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Nautic Paris

© Patrick Thierry/ FNOB
Barcelona World Race

The annual "Salon Nautique" is one of the main events for the public and private sailing community in the world.
This year, the Brest métrople océane is graciously hosting the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO) and the Observing Programmes Support Centre of the Joint Technical Commission of the World Meteorological Organization and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (JCOMMOPS), allowing them to fully participate for the first time.

Specialists will present initiatives through which private individuals can contribute to ocean monitoring and research, such as the Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP), an international programme coordinating the use of autonomous data buoys to observe atmospheric and oceanographic conditions, and the Voluntary Observing Ships scheme to transmit the meteorological data gathered by their ship’s instruments to support forecasting and warning services. Many of ther pertners participating in the Nautic support these initiatives, such as Sails without Borders and Cornell Sailing / Blue Planet Odyssey.

Many other partners will also participate and present initiatives IOC-UNESCO is involved in: Tara Expéditions will present the latest scientific expedition with a special event on the main stage on 8 December at 14:30; the scientific programme of the Barcelona World Race will be presented on 11 December, and Voiles Sans Fontières will present its mission and accomplishements on the main stage on 15 December at noon.

You can find them at the following stands:
- Brest métropole océane, IOC-UNESCO and JCOMMOPS : 1 M51
- Barcelona World Race and Barcelona Foundation for Ocean Sailing (FNOB) : 1M50
- Tara Expedition (stand Lorient Bretagne Sud) : 1L52
- Sea Orbiter : 1E59
- Voiles Sans Frontières : 1L63
- Cornell sailing / Blue Planet Odyssey: 1G30 and 1EF57
(more information on Planet Odyssey's work with JCOMMOPS:


Type of Event Special Event
Start 07.12.2013 09:00 local time
End 15.12.2013 18:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Herve-Smadja, Rejane
Country France
City 75015
Venue Paris expo Porte de Versailles
Street Porte de Versailles
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
Link 1 IOC-UNESCO partners
Link 2 Tara Expedition
Link 3 Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona
Link 4 Voiles sans frontières / sails without borders


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