The Vendée Globe and Space

Ocean and climate: the CNES Argonautica program on the Vendée Globe

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Argonautica is a CNES educational program proposing to the schools projects using geolocation data (Argos system) and oceanographic data. Argonautica is carried out in partnership with scientists and professionals of the sea. CLS is associated with this project and provides the MAR YI beacons used for the operation Argonautica.

Argonautica aims to make young people understand the function of ocean currents (origin, principle ...), the fundamental role of the oceans in climatic variations, and to make them aware of the contribution of satellites in this field.


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