The Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona (Barcelona Foundation for Ocean Sailing - FNOB) has committed itself to working with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO) in collaboration with other scientific research institutions, to protect the environment, in particular the ocean. To achieve this, the event offers a significant and valuable platform to contribute in assisting scientific research in the world's oceans. 

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One Planet One Ocean

One Planet One Ocean - UNESCO

"One Planet One Ocean" is the motto of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, organizer – together with the Oceanography Society and the FNOB – of the 2nd International Ocean Research Conference (IORC). This 2nd International Ocean Research Conference (IORC) will take place in Barcelona on 17-21 November 2014, almost 10 years after the inaugural IORC.

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Oceanographic observatory

In this new edition of the Barcelona World Race, the number of scientific projects has increased, constituting the Oceanographic Observatory of the Barcelona World Race. Its goal is to present the various indicative systems obtained throughout the course of the regatta, in accordance with the respective projects.

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