WE ARE PROUD TO BE AN OFFICIAL PARTNER OF UNDER THE POLE

By supporting the Under the Pole expedition, a pioneer in underwater research, we are actively participating in the emergence of a more sustainable world. Our support contributes to a better understanding of the oceans and promotes the preservation of our planet for future generations.

“We protect what we like and we like what we know. "

Jacques-Yves Cousteau

COMMIT TO AND INVEST SUSTAINABLY

Today, the survival of the planet has imposed itself as a societal problem, but also as a challenge for the world of finance and the economy. A challenge that motivates and strengthens our commitment every day alongside Under The Pole. Because better understanding the role of the oceans is a major challenge for us, especially when we realize that "70% of the oxygen we breathe comes from marine plants *". Sensitizing our generation to the preservation of the planet becomes obvious, like participating in the emergence of a more sustainable world for future generations.

Because yes, if the climatic emergency was not invited until recently in all the debates, we were far from suspecting that the machine was going to get carried away. The health crisis we are currently experiencing is there to remind us of this. And remind us of how interconnected everything is. Indeed, the coronavirus brutally puts us face to face with the reality of a world at a standstill, carrying in its wake the beginnings of an unprecedented economic crisis and a tendency to deglobalization.

However, the crisis we are living in invites us to question how we operate and the world we want. In order not to fall back into our tracks, it is now crucial to put all these questions at the center of our reflections: environment, health, global warming and de-globalized growth. We will have to grasp the end of the crisis to make the right choices when it comes to reviving the economy. And above all remember to always measure our investments and our decisions in terms of sustainability

* Dr. Sylvia Earle, marine biologist, explorer, author and speaker

“A better understanding of environmental issues is essential for us in order to adopt appropriate behavior, but also to make sound, responsible and consistent investment decisions. "

Michel Juvet,

Partner at Bordier & Cie

DEEPHOPE

A PROMISING FIRST REPORT AFTER THE FIELD PHASE

After a year of diving in French Polynesia, the DeepHope program ended with an exceptional and promising assessment: the largest collection of corals ever assembled in the world and several discoveries that have come to modify our perception of the importance of deep reefs.

TOWARDS THE REFUGE AREA

With the deepest coral ever harvested (at -172 m), the Under The Pole expedition now allows us to learn more about the ability of corals to live in hostile environments. A great display in the face of the fragility of surface ecosystems since 60% of species are effectively able to migrate to the depths - less impacted by global warming and human activities - to protect themselves and reproduce there.

ANALYSIS IN PROGRESS

With 6 samples collected, it's time for laboratory work. Analyzes, DNA tests, but also statistics will undoubtedly bring their share of discoveries and surprises. The results will in any case contribute to the reef preservation mission. In the hope of soon being able to present to you the detailed scientific assessment of the program, once the specter of the pandemic has passed.

"Coral reefs represent an extremely small area, less than 2% of the planet, but they are the most diverse ecosystems sheltering more than 25% of marine life and presenting a biodiversity equal to that of forests. tropical. "

Laetitia Hédouin,

Researcher at CNRS within Criobe (Center for Island Research and Environmental Observatory) and coordinator of the DeepHope scientific program

CAPSULE

NEW DEEP WATER PERSPECTIVES

Thanks to its Capsule project, Under The Pole extends the great discovery potential revealed by DeepHope and embarks again on underwater exploration. With the possibility this time of multiplying long immersions, lightened from the constraints of ascent and decompression.

SUCCESSFUL LAUNCHING

In September 2019, the entire Under The Pole team met in French Polynesia for the launch of the Capsule: a pocket observatory, designed to allow the expedition to methodically record observations made in the depths on plants and animal behavior, with a very particular look at the rising and setting of the reef.

TWO MONTHS OF EXPLORATION

The baptism of the Capsule will have opened the doors to a new exploratory stage for the Under The Pole team since, between September and November 2019, no less than 15 divers have taken turns taking the cockpit for immersions of 24 to 72 hrs by 20 m depth. Dives which are as many markings for future promising scientific campaigns.

"It is not nothing to live under the sea! It is not nothing to sleep there, to eat there, to come and go freely while diving, but without ever going back to the area. "

Ghislain Bardout,

Under The Pole diver, explorer and co-founder

“The Capsule gives us freedom of movement and time which opens up a new field of possibilities for understanding the oceans. "

Emmanuelle Périé-Bardout,

Diver, Explorer and Co-Founder of Under The Pole

Media

PICTURES

CAPSULE PROGRAM VIDEOS

1. We want to live under the sea September 2019

2. The Capsule is leaking September 2019

3. I pitched my tent under the ocean October 2019

4. Come live 3 days under the sea December 2019

5. A window on the ocean January 2020

6. Under The Pole and Bordier May 2019

PUBLICATIONS

Newsletter
July 2019

Newsletter
November 2018

Under The Pole Brochure

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