On May 1st the Plankton Planet project launch his first loop navigation from New Zealand. 5 sailboats each equipped with a sampling kit set sail for a 6 month journey. They will pass through 5 countries, New Zealand, Tonga Islands, Fiji Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, before returning in October 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.
This maritime Rally held every 2 years fits for its first edition in the pilot phase of Plankton Planet project. It will test the deployment of the protocol on a wide area of interest, and provide valuable information on the quality of the samples collected in order to further improve the advantage of scientific protocol.
*1 sample = 2 filters