MISSION TO PIONEER CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES IN THE TOUGHEST OCEAN RACES

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WHO WE ARE

OceansLab is an offshore racing campaign uniquely innovating and showcasing critical renewable energy technologies for a clean maritime industry today.

About us

OUR VISION

Accelerate the clean energy transition in the maritime sector to safeguard climate and life.

Over 90% of goods are transported across the world’s oceans resulting in the emission of toxic pollutants by more than 90,000 commercial vessels, including 53,000 merchant ships.

These emissions are absorbed by both the sea and air impacting ecosystems, sea life, and resulting in poor air quality, which recent scientific studies have found to be responsible for approximately 400,000 premature deaths per year, at an annual cost to society of more than €58 billion.

As global trade continues to rise the impact of maritime emissions will further threaten health and environment…

Maritime air pollution

RACE TO ZERO EMISSIONS

LED BY PHIL SHARP

THE GREEN SKIPPER

3x world record breaker │ 2x Class40 champion

“Ocean Racing is about pushing human and technological boundaries in a race to win, but there is a much greater race at stake; a race to control climate change and safeguard our oceans.”

Phil Sharp, skipper and director of hydrogen innovations

AN OBJECTIVE TO RACE AROUND THE WORLD WITH HYDROGEN

Aiming to compete at the forefront of offshore racing with a hydrogen entry in a major round-the-world race

The Ocean Race

Fully-crewed │ Around the world │ 8 stopovers │ 45,000 miles

2022 – 2023

2.5m race village visitors

3,906 TV hours

110,150 corporate guests

The Ocean Race

Vendée Globe

Solo │ Around the world │ Non-stop │ 25,000 miles

2024 – 2025

2.3m race village visitors

1,274 TV hours

71m videos viewed

Vendée Globe

PROTOTYPING CLEAN INNOVATIONS

Phil Sharp - Genevos Hydrogen Power Module Credit Gilles Delacuvellerie

A TEST-BED TO ADVANCE

ACCELERATING CLEAN INNOVATIONS

To demonstrate the performance advantages of renewable energy

  • Ultra-low weight solar PV with non-slip coatings

  • Advanced hydrogen-electric powertrain to replace diesel generators

  • Hydrogen storage technologies

  • Green hydrogen refueling capabilities

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THE LATEST

Updates from the Lab and the water

  • OceansLab - Genevos - Maritime Hydrogen Power Module - Phil Sharp © Gilles Delacuvellerie

OceansLab launches clean Hydrogen Power Modules for marine

October 2nd, 2020|

Zero emission racing project ‘OceansLab’ announces the launch of hydrogen fuel cell solutions to accelerate maritime decarbonisation through clean-tech spin-off company, Genevos. OceansLab - Genevos - Maritime Hydrogen Power Module - Phil [...]

  • Phil Sharp - Figaro 3 OceansLab - La Solitaire du Figaro - Credit Vincent Olivaud

Phil Sharp takes 13th in La Solitaire du Figaro

September 21st, 2020|

Last Saturday the Solitaire du Figaro was drawn to an early close with the cancellation of the final stage due to forecast light winds. After finishing in positions 26th, 16th and finally in 11th [...]

  • La Solitaire du Figaro - stage 4 race route

Stage 4: how to follow

September 19th, 2020|

At 19:15 local time today the 33 remaining skippers will start the final stage of La Solitaire du Figaro. Forecast light and unstable winds have forced the race director to reduce the course by [...]

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NEVER MISS OUT

Innovation, performance and outright determination to succeed in achieving the unachievable are the fundamental principles of OceansLab. Connect with our community of like-minded people for the latest in campaign ocean racing and clean energy developments.

TJV / Phil Sharp / Imerys Clean Energy / Credit Vincent Curutchet ALeA TJV2017.jpg

Sharp’s reaction to the mainsail crisis, which would have undoubtedly aborted the race of lesser skipper, encapsulates his conduct throughout the entirety of the race: courageous, innovative, relentless.

The Telegraph, June 2016

His results to date have earned him a place in the premier league, one of the most respected sailors on the circuit as well as one of the kings of the Class 40. So for Sharp the next step is obvious: the Vendée Globe.

Seahorse Magazine, January 2019

“No matter what it takes to succeed he will be able to deliver. And it’s not just sheer will and talent, skills and preparedness that make the difference. Phil Sharp also airs this positivity and seemingly endless energy only true champions have. He is the one you can always count on.”

Yacht LogoChief Editor of Yacht, 2019

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