Osaka, 18 December 2021 at 13:00 hrs JST.
This morning at 10:00 am the revolutionary technology ship PORRIMA has left Osaka for its third odyssey around the world. This experimental vessel demonstrates how breakthrough technologies can steer the world and communities towards sustainability.
Osaka Hokko Marina
“We wish to express our deepest gratitude to Japan and the Japanese people for their patience and generosity during these difficult times. We have been so well cared for,” stated Gunter Pauli, the owner of the ship who joined the crew in Osaka for the first leg. “It has been such an honor that Japan has come to know the goal of the ship: bringing the novel technologies to the world. I have a great responsibility not just to operate and sail this ship full of AI, robotics and renewable energies to Dubai, but also to ensure that our team will bring the ship back for the opening of the World Expo Osaka 2025” added Eric Leblond, the Captain leading a highly experienced team of French and Swiss.
“Porrima has proven its solid design and novel technologies. She is now ready to integrate many additional innovations that will inspire the world to take a positive turn in this era of crises,” concluded Eric Le Queré, the superintendent of the Blue Odyssey. This voyage will take the MS Porrima to Dubai, closing the World Expo 2020 in March 2022. Afterwards, Captain Le Queré will supervise the transformation of the ship in Morocco integrating a portfolio of innovations, including fishing with air bubbles and the elimination of nano plastics with micro-fluid technologies.
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MS Porrima was built as “Planet Solar” in 2010 and circumnavigated the world using only solar power. In 2017 a kite with AI and hydrogen was added. Now, the ship will integrate over a dozen novel technologies. Please find out more at www.porrima.eu and www.blueinnovations.ch. The ship sails under the Swiss Flag and the Blue Odyssey is managed by the Lausanne-based Porrima Foundation.
The name Porrima is inspired by the Roman Goddess of the Future, and the protector of pregnant women. Through experimentation and operation in stressful environments (the grand oceans of the world) she proves the validity of breakthrough technologies which are subsequently made widely available.
Saraya Co., Ltd. is an Osaka-based family enterprise with decade long commitment to the environment. Saraya has been a key supporter and Mr. Saraya has been personally supervising the wellbeing of the crew and ship, and securing a challenging odyssey. Saraya has sponsored ZERI Japan NPO, a network of scientists operated by Gunter Pauli which was created to prepare the 1997 Kyoto Protocol and kept active ever since.