The platform Around the Blue is now online, which will follow Giovanni Soldini on his journey around the world for over 44 thousand miles aboard Maserati Multi70. A scientific route and an ecological adventure for the sailor who adheres to the UNESCO program of the Decade of Marine Sciences for Sustainable Development and who, aboard his trimaran, goes to discover the Sea, heart and cradle of life on the Planet, climate regulator and first producer of oxygen, with the aim of knowing the real state of health of this immense, but not unlimited resource through the voice of scientists and those who live, study and work in contact with the phenomena that affect it.
The story of this extraordinary enterprise grows, develops and focuses around the multimedia publishing platform aroundtheblue.org, created by QMI and Greenland. A detailed logbook, which aims to become a reference point for issues related to the sustainability of the seas, and which will be enriched gradually with exclusive content, video materials, research, information, meetings and testimonies of experts from all over the world and common people engaged in the protection of the Planet.
An adventure that will then find in the docufilm – directed by Sydney Sibilia and produced by QMI, Greenland (with Leonardo Godano executive producer) and Medusa Film and exclusively on Prime Video from 2024 – its most spectacular visual and emotional expression. A completely carbon neutral project certified by Zen2030.
The portal emphasizes the urgency of reversing the course to avoid catastrophe and preserve the Ocean and the entire Planet and to ensure a just existence for current and future generations. To do so, the project makes use of a double narrative: that of the real journey to be followed stage by stage in some of the most fascinating and sensitive marine areas of the world, and that of a scientific journey, through the evidence of experts studying the consequences of the climate crisis and planning a more sustainable future.
The platform has two goals: to create a reference point for issues related to ocean health and climate change and to build a community of people interested in playing their part in the fight against environmental degradation, the intensive exploitation of resources, the loss of biodiversity, pollution, the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere.
The conservation and protection of the Ocean is one of the global challenges and priorities, so much so that it is among the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations; it is therefore essential to observe, measure and quantify the changes taking place in the Sea. The trimaran, completely sustainable and equipped with an electric motor and solar panels, performs this task. It is in fact the first competition trimaran equipped with the Ocean Pack instrumentation, which makes it a real floating oceanographic laboratory, capable of measuring the temperature, salinity, connectivity and carbon dioxide concentration in surface waters, all data that, once collected, are validated and put at the service of the scientific community.
“This year Maserati Multi70 will accompany us around the world along a scientific route, on a journey of environmental reconnaissance. We will collect data to monitor the state of health of the Ocean, we will meet teams of scientists and specialists, we will find out what solutions are being studied, what defenses we are devising, what regeneration processes we can activate and how we can use technology to expand and accelerate the action to combat the impact of climate change. The Ocean can give us many answers and inspire many decisive actions”, explains Giovanni Soldini.
Soldini will cross fascinating but compromised sea regions, where the damage inflicted on the Planet is already tangible. Along the way, it will meet activists, researchers, research organizations and non-governmental organizations engaged in environmental protection and sustainability and from comparison with them will be generated materials and content, intended for the platform, to social networks and docufilm.
Visit the platform: www.aroundtheblue.org