Barcelona World Race news

Spirit of Hungary's entry for the Barcelona World Race is completed
News OCT 31, 2014

Spirit of Hungary's entry for the Barcelona World Race is completed

Nandor Fa and Marcell Goszleth are the first Hungarian duo to take part in this renowned double handed non-stop sprint around the world. The Barcelona World Race will be the very first real race for Spirit of Hungary, which has been designed and partly built‏ by Nandor Fa himself. The 61-years old skipper returns to ocean racing after a 17 years hiatus enjoying family life and building his business in marina construction

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Some 600 scientists gather in Barcelona to deal with issues faced by the world's oceans
News OCT 30, 2014

Some 600 scientists gather in Barcelona to deal with issues faced by the world's oceans

The 2nd International Ocean Research Conference is being held nine years after the first meeting: knowledge of the marine environment has progressed at an unprecedented rate during the past decade. One of the conference objectives is to put the world's oceans firmly on the international political agenda, which has focussed mainly on terrestrial carbon dioxide emissions, in the run-up to the climate change summit in Paris in 2015. Participants in the conference include Jane Lubchenco, a former member of President Obama's 'science dream team', and Daniel Pauly, a marine biologist and critic of modern fishing practices, among other experts. The UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and the Oceanographic Society are organising the conference alongside the FNOB, who are working to enhance the role of the Barcelona World Race as a sounding-board for the environmental preservation of the oceans.

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