We’re in trouble. Excessive CO2 emissions are heating up the planet. Scientists agree on this and are warning us! But we do not really experience the urgency. And the solution seems far away and complex.
We believe the solution already exists in today’s technology! We just have to put all our great minds and knowledge together. That is why we have started Joint Venture Earth.
Together we will build a small scale emission free energy system on our Ship “the Ecolution”. This system will generate, store and supply energy, heat and water, anytime, anywhere without emitting any CO2.
To put our system to the test we will sail (and motor!) 10.000 nm around the Northpole in one season. A journey that would have never been possible without global warming.
To succeed we need to generate and store 500 times the energy the capacity of a Tesla car.
The Ecolution needs to be fitted with a CO2–free propulsion mechanism and living system, in order to be able to have the ship complete the 4-months expedition.
Fast & safe routing
We will search for the fastest en safest route, north of Russia, Alaska and Canada, and west of Greenland, to have the ship reach the ice-free Atlantic ocean.
Organising a free passageway through territorial zones, transport of guests and materials, and securing safety of ship and crew. Preparing and accompanying of the expedition. Assisting the mission crew in solving problems underway.
Inspiring the public, science and the business world, in order to speed up innovations for durable energies.
We have but one “spaceship earth”…Andre Kuipers
As an astronaut, André Kuipers was touched by the beauty and vulnerability of our small planet, this little ship sailing the vast universe.
André Kuipers is the ambassador for Joint Venture Earth and the Polar Expedition.
André and other international astronauts will enjoy a number of stages, along with us.
We are hiring!
We are recruiting the smartest and most inventive student minds to help us make the next step towards a cleaner energy! Do you want to be part of our great adventure to circumnavigate the North Pole using only renewable energy? Do you want to be a part of a challenge that will prove that a 100% sustainable energy system already is possible? We are currently recruiting engineering students as part- and full-timers to achieve this objective.
Send us a message to receive more information!
WHY THIS EXPEDITION?
To inspire and to motivate consumers, entrepreneurs, scientists and authorities to put more work of durable kinds of energy.
By showing them that we do own the technical knowledge and abilities to even survive in the extreme conditions of the polar region, with the use of only durable energy.
From concern to action!
JOINT VENTURE EARTH TEAM
Expeditie partner, Foundation WAD Duurzaam
Advisor, Arctic Science
Arctic Specialist, Canatec