The world’s largest solar boat called, the PlanetSolar MS Turanor has finally landed over in London after leaving Belgium just a day before. The journey of the solar powered boat caps the deepwater scientific campaign which was to collect physical and biological measurements along the Gulf stream.
The accomplishment of the PlanetSolar MS Turanor not only provides data on the said journey but likewise inspires how such could be achieved without the use of carbon emissions. The boat was equipped with new sensors like a Biobox which is an aerosol analyzer that can help show how aerosol contributes to the effects of climate change.
Before competing its mission in London, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar made a number of stops around the world including New York—where our own Yuka Yoneda boarded the ship—Boston, Miami, Halifax, and St. John’s in Canada. The PlanetSolar is also famous for being the only solar-powered vessel to circumvent the globe – a feat it completed after a 19-month journey that ended in 2012.