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      Puerto Villamil, Galápagos, Ecuador

      Our crew continues to explore this archipelago with its exceptional biodiversity. A profusion of marine and terrestrial species protected by preservation measures, but which are not sheltered from human activities, notably linked to the energy needs of the inhabitants.

      Coming from: Puerto Ayora, Galápagos

      Weather conditions: Sunny

      Time of arrival: 9:00 AM

      Hydrogen storage level:
      80%

      Galápagos Verde, for a sustainable water management system

      In the Galapagos, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, optimizing water resources is a crucial issue for the preservation of degraded ecosystems. Since 2013, the Galápagos Verde project has been implementing solutions to slow down water absorption in these very dry soils. A topic to discover for the World Water Day about “valuing water” around the world.

      Before sailing to the island of Isabela, we take the opportunity to make some repairs on the boat and especially on the OceanWings.

      An archipelago in transition

      The island of Isabela is home to a hydride energy production plant that our crew went to discover. The challenge of energy autonomy in the Galapagos Islands thanks to renewable energies is significant, but necessary. In order to make this transition, the island has built a hybrid power plant, which supplies 100% of the island's needs. Mostly solar, the plant also produces biodiesel and continues its transition to eventually be able to completely free itself from fossil fuels.

      The odyssey continues with a return to the island of Santa Cruz, in the footsteps of Darwin and the birth of his theory of evolution and adaptation of species.