With an unmatched collection of brands and rich history spanning close to five decades, AccorHotels, along with its global team of more than 250,000 dedicated women and men, has a purposeful and heartfelt mission: to make every guest Feel Welcome. Guests enjoy access to one of the world’s most rewarding hotel loyalty programs – Le Club AccorHotels.
AccorHotels is active in its local communities and committed to sustainable development and solidarity through PLANET 21, a comprehensive program that brings together employees, guests and partners to drive sustainable growth.
Accor SA is publicly listed with shares trading on the Euronext Paris exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and traded in the United States on the OTC market (Ticker: ACRFY) in the United States.
The relationship with its members is based on an understanding of their needs, the quality of contracts, and a respect towards all commitments.
The Thélem assurances Group engages in the insurance practice of people, assets, and liability for individuals and professionals. Its services are accessible via channels of digital and physical distribution, including 268 branches distributed in 45 departments and 242 brokers, covering almost the entire territory. Thélem assurances is also a supplier of insurance services for distribution partners.
The company achieved a turnover of nearly 334 million euros in 2015, corresponding to a portfolio of 965 348 contracts and of 461 598 members. Its headquarters are located in Chécy, in the Loiret.
We continue to believe that the ecology is a collective and individual conscience that concerns the entire world and everybody upon it. The environment is more than ever at the heart of our preoccupations. We are embarking with Energy observer to prove that a cleaner and more respectful future is possible for Mankind and the planet.
This project is in perfect harmony with our will to develop renewable energies for future generations.
#TransportonsLeFutur is our word of order and we are convinced that we will achieve it.
It’s in building the smallest streams that we make the biggest rivers.
For 50 years, the company hasn’t stopped overcoming obstacles. From the creation, the Group knew how to stand out by offering a tight flow transport solution from Lorient to Lyon. The need to create and to engage established a trait of character which allowed the group to evolve and grow, in a sector constantly mutating, whilst maintaining a close relationship with the men and women in the company.
More than just a boat showcasing innovative technology, ENGIE is supporting an adventure, spanning the globe to identify practical solutions to prove that economic growth can go hand in hand with the common good. ENGIE's teams and people will participate in this adventure by presenting solutions the Group is developing to make and distribute ever cleaner energy, and to help customers – individuals, businesses, and territories – to improve their use of energy.
Our integrated - low-carbon, high-performing and sustainable - offers are based on digital technologies. Beyond energy, they facilitate the development of new uses and promote new ways of living and working.
Our ambition is conveyed by each of our 150,000 employees in 70 countries. Together with our customers and partners, they form a community of imaginative builders who invent and build today solutions for tomorrow.
2017 turnover: 65 billion Euros. Listed in Paris and Brussels (ENGI), the Group is represented in the main financial (CAC 40, BEL 20, Euro STOXX 50, STOXX Europe 600, MSCI Europe, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, Euro STOXX Utilities, STOXX Europe 600 Utilities) and extra-financial indices (DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo Eiris - World 120, Eurozone 120, Europe 120, France 20, CAC 40 Governance).
In conformity with the Natural Disaster compensation scheme established in France in 1982, CCR is accredited to provide, upon the request of the insurer, State-guaranteed unlimited reinsurance coverage against natural disasters arising in France. In this manner, all insureds - private persons, businesses, local municipalities - can benefit from coverage against these risks despite their level of exposure. Thanks to the concerted action of insurers and CCR, the scheme also guarantees quick and certain compensation of incurred losses regardless of their scale.
Air Liquide controls the whole value chain for hydrogen, from production to storage, from distribution to the development of applications for end users, and strives to expand the use of hydrogen in the transport sector while supporting the depxloyment of charging stations needed on a worldwide scale. The Group has already set up 100 hydrogen stations worldwide. Through the Blue Hydrogen project, Air Liquide is progressively turning towards production of decarbonised hydrogen and is committed to producing at least 50% of the hydrogen needed for its applications without CO2 emissions by 2020 by combining renewable energies, the electrolysis of water and biogas reforming and the use of technologies to capture and harness CO2 emitted during hydrogen production from natural gas.
Crédit Maritime is backing the Energy Observer adventure, which helps to raise the prestige of Saint-Malo, the project’s birthplace, to conserve the marine ecosystem and to boost scientific research. By supporting the development of this first hydrogen boat, Crédit Maritime provides an echo of its history and its future, by contributing to maritime innovation.
*Finistère, Côtes d’Armor, Ille-et-Vilaine, Manche and Calvados
The boat will be equipped with devices to manage lighting and heating, to monitor consumption and safety (alarm).
For over 60 years, the women and men at Lamotte Group have passionately risen to challenges.
A property designer throughout the west of France and Paris region, an expert and leader with its creations, LAMOTTE Promoteur joins the formidable Energy Observer adventure.
At the forefront of transformations, respectful of people and their environment, LAMOTTE has managed to place innovation at the heart of its development, practices and creations.
The partnership with Energy Observer is naturally part of this process with real shared values: challenges, leadership, human capital and interactions.
The Energy Observer project is completely in line with the vision of LAMOTTE Promoteur to imagine the sustainable city of tomorrow.
Lamotte Promoteur, your partner for a successful property.
Draka Fileca is one of the leading suppliers of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers, and all these qualities demonstrated for many years, especially throughout equipment of the complete Airbus range, contribute to the efficiency and relevance of new energy sources implemented on this boat.
Our activity, intimately linked to the environment and innovation, encourages us to evolve towards excellence in renewable energies and new technologies to offer our clients ever more efficient and sustainable housing.
Perfect knowledge of the local real estate market, a well-established savoir-faire and an experienced sales team make SACIB the best partner for all your real estate projects in St Malo and its region.
Icam groups together 40 researchers on our 6 French campuses.
Our team in Nantes has rich experiences in Naval industry and Maritime Renewable Energy :
• Modelling the dynamic behavior of metallic and composite immerged structures
• Instrumentation and measurement of embedded structures dynamic behavior
• Composite materials and Recycling
• Energy: design and manufacturing of energy production and management systems
• Composite manufacturing: draping, Resin Infusion, RTM, heating, forming, welding...
• Industrial demonstrators
• Modelling of production workflow
The company, founded in 2002 near Angers (Maine-et-Loire), has been working for many years on new and innovative surfaces protection solutions. To that end, Benjamin Erisoglu provided his company with its own R&D lab in which several scientists and researchers work full-time on developing new formulas.
Thanks to these researches, Technitoit can claim to be the first maker-applicator in the building and public works industry in France and to use its own products, most notably on the roofs and facades.
In parallel, Technitoit developed its activity in the field of self-consumption of energy thanks to the solar energy. Objective: that their clients become producers of their own solar and eolic energy. How? By receiving and consuming the produced electricity and the heat generated by their solar panels. This innovative system has the particular benefit of helping to dramatically reduce invoices for producing heat and electricity, or indeed to get rid of them altogether!
The company, which includes 50 agencies and franchises in France, is currently testing on Energy Observer a new, revolutionary solution for the protection of solar panels. The first results are indeed very promising. Technitoit is therefore fully involved in the Energy Observer project and in all scientific advances on renewable energies.
Convinced that this project will be at the forefront of tomorrow's world, Technitoit is proud to be an integral part of the Energy Observer adventure.
Traditionally rooted in the field of interior coatings for aviation, automotive and general industry, Mankiewicz continuously expanded its advanced technology to new business areas. Alexseal offers a complete system of premium paint products specifically designed for substrates such as carbon and fiberglass.
In the realm of environmental protection and sustainability Alexseal is committed to continually improving overall product performance by exceeding global standards and observing legal requirements worldwide. This in combination with the system’s gloss, longelivety and protection capabilities makes Alexseal an optimal partner for the Energy Observer project and its unique requirements.
Alexseal supplied both exterior and interior paint. The portfolio encompassed all products from fairing to topcoats including clear coat with antiskid applied on the solar panels. The bottom of the vessel is painted with an innovative and ground-breaking alternative to regular anti-fouling that is harmless to underwater life and ensures a clean hull in all waters.
Aesthetic, resilient, innovative and nomadic, FUGU® offers multiple structures and solutions: modulated and versatile cubes & containers, geodetic domes, aesthetic stands, customisable tents, stylish presentation tunnels, inflatable furniture.
Supporting Energy Observer is for us an opportunity to go further and contribute to developing tomorrows structures with an ambitious project whilst participating in a wonderful odyssey.
The French Association for hydrogen and fuel cells (AFHYPAC) brings together the actors of hydrogen in France. With the support of ADEME, it ensures the leadership of this industrial sector for the future.
This is the beginning of a long friendship during which Nicolas sponsored all of Victorien’s boats, and sailed a few regattas with the young racer. Inevitably, this relationship and the messages carried by Nicolas inspired Victorien for his next challenge: Energy Observer.
Nicolas Hulot is highly committed to the project, following it closely and providing all of his experience and personal or team support. Indeed, the « Fondation pour la Nature et l’Homme » created by Nicolas Hulot awarded Energy Observer with a prize in 2016, and regularly brings their assistance to the project and its team.
While the regional authorities have long supported the technological innovations in Brittany’s shipyards, especially for offshore yacht races, they are also very attentive to the efforts made by all those involved in yachting in terms of sustainable development.
The Energy Observer project signals a new step forwards, associating sailing with renewable energy production so that a boat, like a region, a building or an individual house, can be autonomous in energy on the ocean.
Since 2010, the Region has worked hard to develop renewable energies, and to keep energy consumption under control. Energy Observer matches these aims.
But ecological transition cannot be achieved without the help of innovative technologies, and this is the challenge for the Glaz Economy, blending high-tech expertise and traditional Brittany skills, including the trades linked to the sea. Here again, Victorien Érussard and Jérôme Delafosse’s project is in line with regional priorities.
Throughout its entire 6-year world trip, Energy Observer will be able to rely on the support of the institution and its representa- tives in several areas:
• promoting renewable energies to face challenges related toenergy, climate change, and sustainable development.
• dispensing educational material produced by Energy Observer to UNESCO’s school system across the world.
A promising and ambitious partnership which materialised during the Tour of France with a stopover in the Biosphere Reseve on the island of El Hierro (Spain), for the documentary series the Odyssey for the Future. This partnership will extend during the whole expedition, starting with the natural reserve of Scandola in Corsica, during the 2018 Mediterranean Tour.
What the Sustainable Development Goals tell us is that future solutions are to be found within new development models that will simultaneously address poverty and inequality, the preservation of our natural environment, climate change, and infrastructures and innovations that are less resource hungry, for a future decided on by everyone.
Energy Observer fits exactly into this approach: its Odyssey for the Future makes raising awareness of new renewable energy technologies possible, serving to prove their viability so that in the future they can supply our homes, buildings, neighbourhoods, and cities. Representing more than just a turnkey, ubiquitously adaptable solution, Energy Observer makes you want take action for new solutions.
The travelling village that will accompany it at its 101 stopovers in 50 countries will help raise awareness of climate change, the development of renewable energy, and the Sustainable Development Goals among the people encountered — especially young people.
Energy Observer's Odyssey for the Future simultaneously exemplifies the challenge of meeting and learning about others, and sharing knowledge. By seeking and highlighting locally developed solutions, this Odyssey forms a bond between women and men who invent and take action in creating the world of tomorrow, who push us towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Openness to the world, promoting solutions providing hope, and sharing knowledge and experience are therefore at the very heart of this project; a project responding to the need for an ecological and solidary transition. This is why the Ministry for an Ecological and Solidary Transition is delighted to embark on this vessel, and it looks forward to its opening to the general public which will fully enable its role as an ambassador of Sustainable Development Goals.
IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.
The CEA is much involved in the development of renewable energies. In collaboration with many industrials, CEA carries out R&D in solar energy (thermal, thermodynamic and photovoltaic), bio-based energy, hydrogen and fuel cells, batteries, smart materials, energy-efficient buildings, territories with optimized energy consumption , smart grids and storage systems.
Researchers from CEA-Liten and INES are proud to have developed innovative renewable technologies, including photovoltaic, energy efficiency, storage and new materials, that are implemented in the energetic chain of Energy Observer.
Today, PLANETE+ continues the adventure and joins ENERGY OBSERVER and it’s team, lead by Jérôme Delafosse, and Victorien Erussard, Captain, to become the echo of this incredible ecological, environmental and before all, human adventure. An Odyssey on board a revolutionary catamaran entirely dedicated to renewable energies: ENERGY OBSERVER, already called by some the “modern time COUSTEAU’S CALYPSO” or even the “SOLAR IMPULSE of the seas”.
More than a technological challenge, ENERGY OBSERVER is the symbol of a world in movement. It’s a bet on audacity, the promise of changing a paradigm for the best. With this vessel, PLANETE+ engages itself once again in a visionary way. a brand new lab giving us the possibility to tackle new subjects, thanks to a documentary film realized by Jérôme Delafosse, named Odyssey for the Future.
In total, 8 episodes retracing this modern saga will be broadcast for the Planete+ 30th anniversary, in September 2018. Raise awareness, share, reenchant… Welcome onboard the adventure!
With more than 15,000 customers in diverse business sectors, and more than 3,500 employees, Petit Forestier’s competitiveness relies on the proximity of its network of branches and its full service. Petit Forestier uses its expertise to provide its customers with solutions that meet the requirements of their profession and offer them an optimal quality of service, bringing them maximum effectiveness, peace of mind and comfort.
Looking resolutely to the future and concerned for the world of tomorrow, Petit Forestier attempts to integrate sustainable development into the daily life of the company. To take part of the Energy Observer project requires to push back our limits and to face, together, the challenge of alternative energies.
Petit Forestier has always been focused on innovation and we are confident that new technologies will allow us to change the way we work to get through environmental issues. In cold production as well as in fossil fuel, Petit Forestier is always challenging itself and will include the Energy Obsever project in its reflexion about new energies.
Political leadership is provided by a team of 28 Commissioners (one from each EU country) and the day-to-day running of Commission business is performed by departments known as Directorates-General (DGs), each responsible for a specific policy area. Energy Observer, thanks to cross-sectional nature, interacts with DGs Energy, Environment, Climate Action, Mobility & Transport and Research & Innovation.
The Covenant of Mayors was launched in 2008 in Europe with the ambition to mobilise local governments voluntarily committed to achieving and exceeding the EU climate and energy targets. The initiative now gathers 9,000+ local and regional authorities across the globe, drawing on the strengths of a worldwide multi-stakeholder movement and the support offered by dedicated offices.
Signatories endorse a shared vision for 2050: accelerating the decarbonisation of their territories, strengthening their capacity to adapt to unavoidable climate change impacts, and provide their citizens with access to secure, sustainable and affordable energy.
Signatory cities pledge action to support the delivery of the EU 40% greenhouse gas-reduction target by 2030, the adoption of a joint approach to tackling mitigation and adaptation to climate change and providing secure, sustainable and affordable energy to their citizens.
Covenant signatories translate their political commitment into practical measures and projects, by developing and implementing Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAP) outlining the key actions they will undertake.
The European Covenant community supports the journey undertaken by the Energy Observer and stands ready to engage with this key climate and energy initiative.
Since 2005-2006, management has been working on the subject of ecology even though at the time the topic wasn’t as prevalent as today. For 12 years now, the company has taken a decisive turn and demonstrates daily that its commitment is an integral part of its DNA. Charlotte Bruel selects materials that are cleaner, more noble and easier to recycle. Progressively all the installations are making room for ecological concepts. Considerable investments have been made : 500 000 euros alone for the Hydro Mouche project. The Compagnie des Bateaux Mouches® is working on an electrical fuel cell that only uses hydrogen and rejects solely water in the atmosphere.
After a “blank” year, we are resuming work to evolve towards the green fleet we are committed to in a near future. Supporting Energy Observer is an incredible opportunity to advance and find cleaner energies.
The partnership increases in importance this year with the presence of Toyota Motor Europe, now an official partner of Energy Observer. Toyota will provide mobility solutions for all future stopovers.
Toyota is a global manufacturer, pioneer and leader of environmentally friendly technologies, with more than 12 million hybrid electric vehicles sold worldwide.
The group's environmental roadmap, “Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050”, includes objectives to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles on society throughout their lifecycle. For example, a 90% reduction in CO2 emissions from its vehicles by 2050 (compared to 2010).
Hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) technology is the pillar of this approach. Toyota & Lexus sell 16 models in France. This enabled the group to achieve the lowest CO2 emissions of any carmaker, an average of just 98 g/km of CO2 per car in 2017. (Source: ADEME - the French Environmental and energy agency - annual ranking).
Equipped with the latest cutting edge technology, the Mirai, “future” in Japanese, is the world's first Hydrogen Fuel Cell sedan. Based on Toyota’s Hybrid architecture, the Mirai incorporates a Fuel Cell Stack and high-pressure hydrogen tanks, all developed in-house.
- A 16R meant to be the tender for operations such a maneuvers, securing the ship, or getting supplies.
- A 20vpro, dedicated to the production team during the expedition.
In December, the region adopted its Climate Action Roadmap that materialises its commitment to fight climate change around 5 axis and 100 measures. The South Region therefore acts as a driver on the climate agreements. The Region wishes to become Energy Observer’s partner in order to carry a message around the world of vital common commitment to safeguard the climate.
Energy Observer is a platform for demonstrating the potential of tomorrow’s fuel-free solutions, and Oceanwings® is the obvious choice for ensuring the success of its transoceanic capabilities. Using energy derived from natural sources that are free and available everywhere is Energy Observer’s promise to future generations.
As a mineral glassmaker,we exclusively work on this 100% natural -hence 100% recyclable-material. Supporting the ENERGY OBSERVER project and providing all the crew with the best sun protection in this great journey is indeed a natural and purposeful approach we are very happy about!
As part of this work the agency helps finance projects, from research to implementation, in its areas of action : waste management, soil preservation, energy efficiency and renewable energies, economic use of raw materials, air quality, fighting noise pollution, transition towards a circular economy and fight against food waste.
ADEME is a public body under the joint authority of the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.
The WWW.WEATHERNRIDE.COM portal offers a showcase of this knowledge through providing free and unique global forecasts for almost 3500 watersport spots with data updated every 6 hours and an accuracy reaching 4.5 km across Europe with a one-hourly timestep.
WEATHERNCO pilots these modelling systems and deploys an smart and a unique computing power to offer a high definition weather with a precision that can reach up to 1 kilometre that can be refreshed every half an hour if needed. This capability is now available for many domains and the increase in performance provides with concrete answers to the most demanding projects.
The cooperation with Intel and more specifically during the Olympic Games in Sochi contributed to invest new segments and knowledge and the big data that has been generated adds an additional source of performance that WEATHERNCO and its partners develop to define new user experiences.
This enables Mercator Ocean to deliver a highly qualified and customized oceanographic service, adapted to any user needing to receive regular or one-off ocean information in specific area at the right time, delivering tailor-made products, maps, or expertise.
This is why EdEn commits to the ambitious French project whose vocation is to prefigure a clean and CO2-free future energy mix for many versatile fields of application. During the next 5 years, around the world, the vessel will test various embarked solutions powered by solar and wind energy along with green hydrogen.
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