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Meet Marcel Koken

Who are you ?  My name is Marcel Koken. I’m a dutch citizen, but I have been working in France since 1994 for the National Center for Scientific Research - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). For the last 9 years, I’ve been studying the mechanisms...

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Arctic leg: highlights

Sitka, 22nd October 2017 That’s it, the WHY has reached its wintering harbour for the next four months: Sitka, Alaska. We are now in the Pacific ocean. The Arctic Leg of Under The Pole III is over and we can modestly say that we are proud of what we’ve accomplished...

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Interview: Polar sailing

The WHY and her crew have been sailing in the mythical Northwest Passage. Emmanuelle and Ghislain give us their views on this exceptional sailing route. Could...

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Under The Pole at the Paris Dive Show

The Under The Pole team will be at the 19th Paris Dive Show from January 6-9, 2017. Come meet us at our partner SF TECH’s booth to discover the new Under The Pole III expedition around the world! We can’t wait to show...

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A big trip calls for a big refit for the WHY!

After 22 months in the Arctic, 2 Atlantic ocean crossings (with 1 during winter), freezing sea sprays, a wintering trapped in the ice, thousands of miles of navigation,… and an unfortunate collision with a fisherman’s boat, the WHY deserved a serious facelift. She...

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