In August of 2016, the Octopus Foundation took part in the centenary of the Nautical Club in Morges. Then, we were invited at the “Evening Week” in Pully. It was a great occasion to meet and present the Foundation’s activities and crew to the sailing aficionados of the Léman Lake.
“Sailing boat owners often hold an excellent knowledge of the marine world, but very few knowledge of what happens under the surface. The sailors know the ecological issues and often see them with their own eyes when navigating the seas and oceans. These events, such as the ones in Morges and Pully, are a great opportunity to meet with each other and present ourselves to the public. It opens a window in the minds of the people we talk to, on the importance of better understanding the underwater world in order to better protect it” explains Ariel Fuchs, the operational director of the Foundation.