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Her sailing round the world, the navigator Alexia Barrier does it out of love for the ocean, out of personal challenge and to help protect the environment. So she took a multitude of instruments in her boat, such as a device that allows continuous measurement of the temperature and salinity of the ocean. “I understood that I could be useful because with the number of days spent at sea, and because there are no boats where I am currently sailing this is really rare and valuable data for scientists”, She explains.
Beacons for studying climate change
The navigator also deposited beacons in the oceans Indien and Pacific. A bit like thermometers, they will study water temperature and currents, in order to map the ocean. In Brest (Finistère), scientists collect their data in order to study climate change.
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