Swiss science craft Race for Water Odyssey visits Havana

Swiss science craft Race for Water Odyssey visits Havana HAVANA, July 21th (PL)  The Swiss vessel Race for Water Odyssey is scheduled to develop studies and scientific exchanges.

During its stay on the island, until next 8 of August, the ship’s crew will talk with Cuban experts about renewable energies, plastic waste management and ocean conservation.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma) of Cuba, the occasion will be propitious for the team of the vessel to make guided tours and scientific expedition.

Race for Water Odyssey is a unique and self-sustaining craft dedicated to science and energy transition to develop studies for the preservation of the seas in the period 2017-2021, notes the letter.

It is the first prototype that uses only clean and renewable energy at all times, both for its propulsion and for life on board.

The presence of the vessel in Cuba has been coordinated between the Citma, the Swiss Embassy in Havana, the Center for Environmental Studies of Central Cuban Province of Cienfuegos and the Race for Water Foundation.

The Swiss institution is dedicated to water conservation and aims to identify, promote and implement solutions that add value to the plastic at the end of its life.

It also works to create new sources of income for the people most affected by pollution.

This exchange is a good opportunity to raise awareness about the conservation of the oceans and promote sustainability, says Citma.