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NOAA and the Volvo Ocean Race fleet team up to gather vital ocean knowledge



Volvo Ocean Race’s six-strong fleet are more than simply racing on Leg 5 from Auckland to Itajaí after setting off last week – they are assisting in an important environmental project to provide vital data from the Southern Ocean.
00:00 - 00:07 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Sailing GVs 00:07 - 00:25 Justin Slattery (IRE - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing) with the packed NOAA below deck 00:25 - 00:36 Justin Slattery IV on being one the little knowledge on this part of the world and one being part of the few « idiots » sailing there 00:36 - 00:52 Justin Slattery and Simon Fisher (GBR) deploying the team’s buoy in the water 00:52 - 00:57 Team Alvimedica sailing footage 00:57 - 02:14 Will Oxley (AUS - navigator Team Alvimedica and Marine Biologist) on the program and why this part of the world is key to study in the context of global warming. 02:14 - 02:31 Will Oxley opening the buoy package and mentioned it reminds him of his job as a Marine Biologist at the Great Barrier 02:31 - 02:39 Will Oxley and Nick Dana (USA) taking the buoy on deck and joking about Will building it below deck in three days 02:39 - 02:54 Will and Nick releasing the buoy 02:54 - 02:57 MAPFRE sailing footage 02:57 - 03:07 Jean-Luc Nélias (FRA - MAPFRE) on the purpose of the buoy « for the knowledge of everybody" 03:07 - 03:17 MAPFRE crew releasing their buoy
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