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TOPtoTOP Event Schedule: October, November, December 2016

October 27: Natural Resources Council of Maine event

6:30 – 8:30 pm, free and open to the public

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute

350 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101

October 28: 11 am – 12 noon:   Arrival Press Conference: Pachamama arrives at Portland Harbor pier

organized by the Natural Resources Council of Maine, on the Maine State Dock

November 1st: Gloucester Public Library lecture

  • presentation incl. Pachamama orchestra at 7:00pm

November 12: University of Massachusetts, Boston

  • 3:30-5 pm:  Kids-to-Kids event

November 13: Museum of Science hosts two presentations

  • 12:30 on the Gordon Current Science and Technology Center

adult focus) open to the public

  • 3:30 on Shapiro Science Live Stage (kid focus) open to the public

November 16: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) event 

6:30-8:30 pm

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) event, hosted by MIT Energy Club, with co-sponsorship of the Northeast Clean Energy Council and swissnex Boston

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Climate Challenges & Innovation Solutions with Dario as the lead-off speaker followed by a NECEC panel of clean energy CEOs talking about solutions, at the Stata Center, Room 32-123

(full audio visual capability, room can fit 300)

November 17: Museum of Science, at Cahners Theater

11:00 am

Dario keynote in front of approximately 300 high school students who are attending an MOS High School Science Series program.

November 17: Reception

5:00 -7:00 pm

Fundraising reception hosted by

Brown Advisory, 100 High St., 27th floor, Boston) with swissnex Boston (open to the public with advanced permission)

November 28 – December 2: Events at The Mystic Aquarium (some open to the public)

More Details Coming Soon

Promoting Cycling in San Diego

Yesterday many families participated on the Coronado Family Cycling event to promote cycling. Many people cheered as the many kids cycled along. From North Park we cycled to Coronado and back. It was impressive to see the impact of the ferry that runed into the dock just two days before.
All was very well organized by our local friend Toni Young-Pen. Her parents organized Tacos in Coronado so that we got some energy back to cycle all the way back to North Park.

Many thanks to Toni and Chris, all families and congrats to all kids!

Global Climate Expedition

The TOPtoTOP Global Climate Expedition is the 1st expedition over the 7-Seas to the 7-Summits that will be achieved by human and nature’s power only. Our mission is to inspire children for a better future. Along the expedition we share examples of nature’s beauty and innovations for a green planet, in class rooms all over the world. Our key messages is “climate protection” and “enjoy nature through sport but also give something back to nature”. The expedition is a reference to demonstrate that great goals and progress can be achieved in balance with nature. Our vision is that TOPtoTOP becomes a lasting platform which inspires children for nature and sport globally.”

THE PACHAMAMA

Pachamama is an Inca word that means much more than “Mother Earth”. It suggests a lifestyle in harmony with nature.
Pachamama serves as a reference for the cruising world. Bernard Nivelt designed this 50 feet aluminium sloop especially for this extraordinary expedition. The design objective and concept of Pachamama was to develop a vessel that can operate sustainably and fully autonomously (renewable energies) with maximum safety in the toughest marine environments. With Pachamama, we set new limits and give another example that great goals can be achieved in harmony with nature. Several world-leading companies around the globe are participating to outfit Pachamama with state of the art technologies and products.

Pachamama data:

  • Name: Pachamama
  • Radio call sign: HBY3769
  • Model: Saranaia 50 from CN Locmeral in France, build in 2000
  • Material: Aluminium
  • Length of hull: 15.15 m
  • Breadth: 4.57 m
  • Draught: 2.37 m
  • Displacement: 13’000 kg
  • Sails: main (68.5 m2), genoa (85 m2), gib (39.5 m2)
  • Mast: 19.65 m
  • Good accommodation for 8 people in 4 double cabins
    with 3 toilets and showers
  • Speed record: 12 kn

Read More About the Pacahamama HERE