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Spitsbergen, NO 78°22.91'N 15°60.14'E The Odyssey
Energy Observer is sailing in front of a huge glacier

Spitsbergen, Norway

Energy Observer has arrived on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago at 78° north latitude, powered solely by renewable energies and hydrogen. A historic challenge and a world first!

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Longyearbyen, the fastest warming city on Earth

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Monaco, Monaco The Innovations
A 3D visual representing a car stopping at a hydrogen station

Energy Observer Developments: from expedition to H2 solutions

During the Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge, Energy Observer announces the launch of Energy Observer Developments. The ambition of this new phase of the project is to propose disruptive, innovative, optimized and accessible solutions to various maritime and port communities.
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St. Petersburg, RU 59°93.88'N 30°30.61'E The Odyssey

St. Petersburg, Russia

After waiting for the Annunciation bridge connecting the Vasilievsky Islands with the city centre to rise and for large commercial ships to use it, Energy Observer entered the Neva River.

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Saint-Malo, France The Innovations
The interior of the central gondola with the kitchen on the left, the monitoring in the middle and the workspace on the right

Another step forward in 2019: thermal storage

To avoid losing the energy dissipated as heat, the Energy Observer engineers installed a recovery system for the heating and hot water used in the living quarters nacelle.
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Tallin, EST 59°45.30'N 24°73.65'E The Odyssey
Picture of Energy Observer in Tallin, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

After an intense rhythm of events in Antwerp, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Copenhagen and Stockholm, the team began a second phase of its Odyssey in Northern Europe. The thousands of enthusiastic visitors during the stopovers will give way to thousands of miles during long journeys to reach the Arctic Circle in August.

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Saint-Malo, France The Innovations

Double battery and hydrogen storage of Energy Observer

Energy Observer chose complementary storage systems: short-term storage in a set of Li-Ion batteries, and eight hydrogen tanks for long-term storage.
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The ocean, humanity’ savior?

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Helsinki, FI 60°16.64'N 24°95.36'E The Odyssey
Energy Observer sur la mer

Helsinki, Finland

Finland is one of the countries in the world with the best air quality according to the World Health Organization. Due to its population density, the few large cities on the territory but also the largest forest cover in Europe.

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Saint-Malo, France The Innovations
The Energy Observer compressor

The hydrogen chain step 3: The Energy Observer compression

Hydrogen has a very high energy content: for the same weight, it contains up to three times more energy than diesel, and 2.5 times more than natural gas. That said, we know how to store natural gas in tanks or pipelines. Storing hydrogen is more difficult.
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Stockholm, SE 59°32.78'N 18°07.36'E The Odyssey
Energy Observer in Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden

Led by Victorien Erussard, Founder and Captain and Jérôme Delafosse, Expedition Leader, the first hydrogen vessel around the world with no greenhouse gases or fine particle emissions, was welcomed by Fredrik Lindstål, Vice-Mayor of Stockholm and President of the Stockholm Ports and H.E.Mr. David Cvach, French Ambassador to Sweden.

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European Maritime Day: towards a blue economy!

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