PlanetSolar boat sails again on experimental trip

04/18/2013 | EarthTechling.com

The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar has completed a voyage from La Ciotat on the Côte d’Azur to Rabat, Morocco. The fully solar-powered catamaran completed a 32,000-nautical-mile trip around the world last year in 584 days. This new trip will include several experiments in the Gulf Stream. "A continuous series of physical and biological measurements will be taken in the water and air to study the key parameters of climate regulation, specifically atmospheric aerosols and phytoplankton," said climatologist Martin Beniston.

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