Sustainable Development Goals n°14: Life below water

January 1, 2019

40% of the world’s ocean are heavily affected by human activities, including pollution, depleted fisheries, and loss of coastal habitats.”

As part of its environmental commitments, BNP Paribas is partnering with other institutions to develop a sustainable maritime sector while supporting scientific research on climate change.

Within this context, the BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation is supporting financially two of the research projects carried out by the Swiss Polar Institute: a consortium of Swiss universities created in 2015 and dedicated to the study of the Poles and other extreme environments. Its objective is to understand the causes and impacts of global warming in order to anticipate its consequences.

As such, the Institute set up an international scientific expedition to do a complete tour of the Antarctic continent that brings together 55 researchers from 30 different countries. This expedition is known as the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition, and you can now discover a few images of its activities in video.