Energy Observer was in Bordeaux from September 26th to October 3rd for its seventh stopover of its Odyssey for the future.
From September 26 to October 3rd, Bordeaux welcomed Energy Observer for its seventh stopover of its Tour de France. The event took place on the Quai Richelieu, in front of the Maison Ecocitoyenne of Bordeaux.
This research lab of the future was moored at the honour dock with its itinerant village (free entry) : interactive exhibition, immersive dive with its 360° projection and virtual reality, a truly unique experience to discover the Odyssey for the future of the first hydrogen vessel around the world.
A spectacular arrival
For Energy Observer’s arrival, the media, and local partners set up an exceptional coverage with 3 live broadcasts on France 3 Aquitaine, Bordeaux Tourisme et Bordeaux River Cruise.
A village on the shore
For an entire week, citizens were able to discover Energy Observer’s village and encounter the crew.
The positive days invite themselves at the village
Made by AccorHotels, main partner of the project, the positive days took place during the event. During these two days, internal collaborators shared discussions on various innovation topics.
Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux, on board
An inspiring and exciting project.
On social networks
During this stopover, the #EnergyObserver shined again on the social networks thanks to all the visitors.
“When it adopted its Territorial Climate Air Energy Plan in July 2016, Bordeaux Metropole resolutely positioned itself in a new paradigm: a high quality of life. This detailed action plan spanning 2017 to 2020 aims to combine territorial solidarity with metropolitan well-being, as well as to protect and better promote the 50% of natural and agricultural spaces in its territory of 28 municipalities, and accelerate the local energy transition in order to become one of the first energy-positive conurbations by 2050.
The wide range of concrete actions undertaken by Bordeaux Metropole includes the creation of an energy blueprint, development of smart grids, energy renovation in housing, the development of thermal and photovoltaic solar energy, wood-power or geothermal energy industries, the public transport network, environmentally-friendly and active modes of transport, a strategy in favour of wetland areas and biodiversity, the implementation of a sustainable food and agricultural policy, promotion of biodiversity, limiting water consumption, encouraging the reduction of waste, supporting actors of the circular economy, supporting local innovative SOHOs and SMEs via public procurement orders and the Junior Sustainable Development programme.
As co-organiser of the European Energy Transition Conference, alongside Dunkirk and Greater Geneva, Bordeaux has become a key player in the ecological, social and energy transition to face the climate challenge with its residents and businesses. It is in this same spirit of open-mindedness and quest for solutions that, alongside its experimental marine current power site, Bordeaux is welcoming the world’s first hydrogen-powered ship with a view to sharing a positive future.
Welcome aboard the Energy Observer!” Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux