If you want to get to know one of the most famous marine activists personally, you can meet the architect, artist, plastic waste expert and expedition leader Emily Penn at boot 2017. The Briton, who was honored with the Seamaster Award last year by boot Düsseldorf and Delius Klasing Verlag for her convincing intensive commitment, speaks about her work every day at 1 p.m. in the Water Pixel World at the world's largest water sports exhibition and gives a talk also tips on what each individual can contribute to protecting the oceans, even on a small scale.
From internet star to well-known lawyer for the seas
Emily Penn became known through an advertising film by FirmApple, which showed the young British skipper on board the steel ship "SeDragon". The clip entitled "Apps we can't live without" made her an internet star. At that time, Penn had traveled the world with her crew, promoting alternative energies in more than 120 cities and schools. After that, she decided to go full-time for the seas. The focus of their activities was and is saving the seas. The 28-year-old Emily Penn is fighting for this with her organization "PangaeExploration". Your home port at boot 2017 is the large "Love your ocean" stand.
Albert II of Monaco in Düsseldorf
As a private person Albert Grimaldi, Prince Albert II of Monaco is also paying a visit to boot today and tomorrow. The prominent Monegasse will attend several trade fair dates and appear as a keynote speaker at the Blue Motion Night on Monday evening, there to report on the cooperation between his Foundation Prince Albert II. And the German Marine Foundation and for the first time together with Frank Schweikert from the German Marine Foundation the " Ocean Tribute Award. Among other things, a photo session is planned with the prominent guest at the anchor on the 220,000 square meter exhibition grounds, which his father Prince Rainier once donated.
A stand with a lot of sea value: "Love your ocean"
If you are looking for inspiration for your own commitment to protecting the seas, you will find it at the "Love your ocean" stand, which the Deutsche Meeresstiftung and Messe Düsseldorf jointly organized. Research activities are shown interactively here. Frank Schweikert, board member of the Deutsche Meeresstiftung, says: "The aim of our initiative is to win over water sports enthusiasts as pioneers and ambassadors for healthy seas and bodies of water and thus also to support sustainable ideas in the water sports industry." The 20-meter-long replica of a sperm whale hovers over the large stand in Hall 4 as an eye-catcher.
Young and old researchers and environmentalists are welcome at the "Love your ocean" stand in Hall 4