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CHALLENGING in twelve days UNDER SAILS twice the dangerous DRAKE PASSAGE from CAPE HORN to ANTARCTICA and back to ESTABLISH a PEACEFUL INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE about the importance of PRESERVING the fragile ANTARCTIC ECOSYSTEM and to COMMEMORATE and DISSEMINATE the fascinating HISTORY of the ANTARCTIC EXPLORERS

 

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Expedition Antarctic Blanc delegation meets at the French Ministère de la Transition Écologique et Solidaire

It has been an honour for the delegation of GOST’s Expedition Antarctic Blanc consisting of Jochen Werne (Expedition Leader), Dr. Olivier Blanchard (Chief Liaison Officer to France) and Dr. Wolfgang Händel (Chief Logistics Officer) to be received by Mme Sophie-Dorothée Duron, Conseillère Biodiversité Eau Mer and Mme Carole Semichon, Chargée de mission – Milieu marin, […]

Le gouvernement français invite l’Expédition Antarctique Blanc

C’est un grand honneur d’avoir reçu une invitation du ministère français de la Transition écologique et solidaire à remettre le drapeau de l’expédition internationale à Mme Sophie-Dorothée Duron, Conseillère Biodiversité Eau Mer au Cabinet du Ministre sur la recommandation du Président de la République française Emmanuel Macron. Le 1er avril 2019 à 16h00, Mme Sophie-Dorothée […]

Flag handover to HM The Queen’s Private Secretary in the Danish Royal House

The honourable Private Secretary to Her Majesty The Queen, Henning Fode received the GOST delegation consisting of Antarctic Blanc’s Expedition Leader Jochen Werne and Chief Liaison Officer Götz Credé in Det Gule Palæ on Amaliegade. After the presentation of the results of the expedition – which was made possible to this extent thanks to the support […]

Presidential reception for Expedition Antarctic Blanc reaches more than 1.5 million people

The two largest Austrian newspapers “Kronenzeitung” and “Heute” reported on the official visit of a delegation to the Hofburg. Together, the publications have a circulation of more than 1.5 million copies per day. We are grateful to President Alexander Van der Bellen for the invitation, the President’s Press Corps and the press for the publications that […]

“How SAILORS can MAKE a DIFFERENCE”

“How SAILORS can MAKE a DIFFERENCE”   GOST Co-Founder @WerneJochen on stage at world’s leading #watersport fair @nonstopboot speaking about Expedition @AntarcticBlanc, international engagement for #CleanSeas, #science support & people’s #diplomacy http://www.AntarcticBlanc.com 

“YOUR ADVENTURES SERVE IMPORTANT PURPOSES.”

This quote by Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen has been chosen by the Hofburg‘s prestigious press corps to introduce the article about the reception for Expedition Antarctic Blanc on the President‘s website. The GOST delegation consisting of six members handed over with pride in Vienna’s Hofburg the Antarctic Blanc expedition flag to the President […]

AUSTRIAN PRESIDENT WILL WELCOME ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION IN VIENNA

PRESS RELEASE January 2019 (translated from German original by DeepL.com) AUSTRIAN PRESIDENT WILL WELCOME ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION IN VIENNA On 22 January 2019 at 11 a.m., Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen will welcome a delegation from the international expedition Antarctic Blanc, which was successfully carried out with Austrian assistance. The delegation will present the expedition […]

BUNDESPRÄSIDENT EMPFÄNGT ANTARKTISEXPEDITION IN WIEN

PRESSEMITTEILUNG January 2019   BUNDESPRÄSIDENT EMPFÄNGT ANTARKTISEXPEDITION IN WIEN Bundespräsident Alexander Van der Bellen empfängt am 22. Januar 2019 um 11 Uhr eine Delegation der u.a. mit österreichischen Hilfe erfolgreich durchgeführten internationalen Expedition Antarctic Blanc. Hierbei wird die Delegation die Expeditionsflagge, die in der Antarktis, Österreich repräsentierte, als Symbol der Erinnerung übergeben.   POLARFORSCHUNG IN […]

GOST delegation hands over expedition flag to the Dutch Arctic Ambassador

The Hague, 7 December 2018 – An exciting part of The Netherlands’ 2018 Polar Symposium has been the ceremonial presentation of the Antarctic Blanc expedition flag to the Arctic Ambassador of The Netherlands, Ms. Carola Van Rijnsoever by a delegation of the Global Offshore Sailing. This special occasion recognized the commitment of The Netherlands in preserving […]

CORRESPONDENCE from the ÉLYSÉE PALACE

CORRESPONDENCE from the ÉLYSÉE PALACE. “We are grateful to the French president Emmanuel Macron, who has honoured the ecological and diplomatic commitment of Expedition Antarctic Blanc with this letter. It also underlines France’s strong commitment to a global sustainability agenda.” says Expedition Leader Jochen Werne. “We look forward to the presentation of the flag representing the […]