Project Mahi is a project amongst four engineers who have built an unmanned, autonomous surface vessel, propelled by an electric motor that is supplied with electricity from the solar panels. After four years of hard work, the team finally launched the vessel, called Mahi One, on the 25th of July at 9 am. Mahi One was released from Les Sables d’Olonne (France), and will attempt to autonomously cross the Atlantic Ocean towards Point-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) in the Caribbean. This trip of 7000 km is expected to take about 3 months. Equipped with sensors, the vessel will collect atmospheric and oceanographic data, which will be sent via a satellite connection to their website. The data will also be published on the EMODnet Central Portal geoviewer.
For more information about Project Mahi, visit https://projectmahi.com/.