HISTORIC FIRST - COMING FROM NEW YORK, SOLAR IMPULSE LANDS IN SPAIN AFTER THE FIRST EVER SOLAR, ELECTRIC AND ZERO-EMISSION CROSSING OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
Seville, Spain, 23 June 2016 – On its journey around the world, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – the solar airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg – landed in Seville, Spain, after a flight of three days and three nights (71 hours and 8 minutes) without fuel, completing the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean with several world records. The transatlantic flight covered a distance of 6'765 km (4'203 miles) powered only by the sun, confirming Solar Impulse’s vision that clean technologies and renewable energy can achieve the impossible.
Solar Impulse 2 takes off from New York to attempt the first electric, solar and zero-emission transatlantic flight
New York City, 20 June 2016 – Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) took off early this morning from Kennedy Airport, New York, to attempt the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean and prove that an efficient energy future is possible. Si2, the solar airplane of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, capable of flying day and night with no fuel, is expected to land at the Seville Airport in Spain on 23 June. The flight, that should take four days and four nights non-stop depending on weather conditions, is one of the most challenging legs of the Round-The-World Solar Flight, the goal of which is to show that the world can be run on clean technologies.
Cambodia’s first large-scale marine protected area declared for Koh Rong Archipelago
Cambodia’s first Marine Fisheries Management Area (MFMA) has been approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) in the waters of the Koh Rong Archipelago.
Yesterday, 16 June 2016, Cambodia reached a landmark for marine conservation when the Minister of MAFF signed a prakas1 declaring a 405 km2 Marine Fisheries Management Area (MFMA) around the islands of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem, creating the country’s first large-scale marine protection.
World Oceans Day
On the World Oceans Day, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the French Global Environment Fund (FFEM) and Tara Expeditions organised at the Domaine du Rayol, a botanical garden in the south of France, a scientific conference on “The role of marine and coastal ecosystems in climate regulation”.
SOLAR IMPULSE 2 LANDS IN TULSA
Solar Impulse 2 landed in Tulsa International Airport, Oklahoma, with Bertrand Piccard at the controls, on 12 May at 11:15pm local time (UTC-5) after taking off from Phoenix Goodyear Airport, Arizona, the same morning at 3:05am local time (UTC-7).
SOLAR IMPULSE 2 BEGINS UNITED STATES CROSSING - FIRST STOP : PHOENIX
Mountain View, 2 May 2016 – Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – the solar airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg capable of flying day and night without fuel – took off from the Moffett Airfield this morning and is expected to land at Phoenix Goodyear Airport this evening. This flight marks the beginning of the crossing of the United States in the context of the attempt to achieve the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight, the goal of which is to demonstrate how modern clean technologies can achieve the impossible.
SOLAR IMPULSE LANDS IN THE SILICON VALLEY COMPLETING THE CROSSING OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN WITH SEVERAL WORLD RECORDS
Mountain View, 24 April 2016 – Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) – the first solar airplane capable of flying day and night without using a drop of fuel – left Hawaii on 21 April at 6:15 am local time (UTC-10) and landed at the Moffett Airfield on 23 April at 11:44 pm local time (UTC-7), completing the crossing of the Pacific Ocean with several world records. By attempting the first solar flight around the world, pushing back the boundaries of the possible, and taking on a project deemed impossible by industry experts, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg want to support concrete actions for sustainability and show that the world can be run on clean technologies.
Paris ePrix: a racing challenge and the promotion of renewable energies in pole position
On Saturday 23rd April, Paris hosted the 7th race of the International Automobile Federation’s (FIA) “Formula E” championship» dedicated to 100% electric racing cars, of which the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation has been an official partner since it was first launched in September 2014.
SOLAR IMPULSE TAKES OFF TO ATTEMPT THE COMPLETION OF THE PACIFIC CROSSING
HAWAII, Kalaeloa, 21 April 2016 – In silence, without using a drop of fuel, but with much wonder in the eyes of hundreds of enchanted supporters, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) took off early this morning at 5am Hawaii time (UTC-10) to complete the crossing of the Pacific. Si2, the solar airplane of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, capable of flying day and night powered only by the energy of the sun, will be airborne during Earth Day – a powerful symbol, and is expected to land at the Moffett Airfield in Mountain View, California, on 23 April. The flight, that should take three days depending on weather conditions, will be another challenging leg of the Round-The-World Solar Flight.
Opening of the Spanish Branch in Madrid on 22nd April
Madrid, 22nd April 2016: The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is extending its message and mission internationally with the creation of its Spanish branch. The Foundation currently has representations in France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Singapore.