Greenfjord project : FOREL's CTD rosette samples

During the GreenFjord mission, water samples are taken one after the other with the rosette at various stations in the Sermelik fjord, in order to realize geochemical but also Environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis.

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Forel Heritage brings you regular news about the activities of the Association and FOREL sailboat.


Greenfjord Project onboard

As part of the GreenFjord project, seven scientists have been on board FOREL for a week now to run a sampling and analysis campaign in SW Greenland. Read more

Searching for ice-free passage

​​“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” by ​​John Quincy Adams Read more

Greenland: stopover in Paamiut due to ice and wind conditions

The FOREL crew arrived a few days ago in the Southwest Greenland Port of Paamiut, a town of 1500 inhabitants. The ice cover being too strong south of the coast of Qaqortoq , FOREL went to Paamiut to wait until the weather conditions allowed them to reach Narsaq . Read more

Navigation with ice and fog, welcome in Greenland !

Weather conditions: rough seas, light wind and sea ice drifting towards their destination, the harbour of Qaqortoq. Read more

Departure of FOREL for the 2024 Greenland Expedition

To celebrate World Oceans Day, what could be better than starting a polar oceanographic expedition for greater knowledge and protection of the polar regions ? FOREL and his crew are leaving today Lorient (France), his home port in Morbihan, for scientific missions with the support of the Forel Heritage Association. Read more

The FOREL team

A few days before the big departure, the whole team is on board to finish preparing FOREL. Thanks to a competent, motivated and united team, FOREL will be able to set sail in good conditions. Well done and thank you to the whole team! Read more

Kids on board FOREL

Since the beginning of May, the Forel Heritage Association and the Cité de la Voile Éric Tabarly have joined forces to introduce FOREL to the next generation Photo : Public school Bois Bissonnet, Lorient, France. Read more

FOREL moored at the pontoon of the Cité de la Voile Éric Tabarly

For few days, FOREL has been moored right next to Pen Duick VI at the pontoon of the Cité de la Voile Éric Tabarly (Lorient). Read more