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O'DYSSEY
PROTECTING AND RESTORING THE OCEANS TO SAVE OUR FUTURE

O'DYSSEY is a marine conservation programme created by the Free Spirit Foundation.
We are a collective of divers, photographers, filmmakers and storytellers dedicated to protecting the oceans and marine wildlife.

O’Dyssey is a marine conservation programme created by Free Spirit Foundation. Our non profit organization strives to protect oceans by raising awareness about the beauty of marine ecosystems and their fundamental importance to human survival. Our mission is to raise public awareness on marine conservation, educate the youth generation and provide support to the non profit organization in the field.

The interaction between climate and oceans is altering, and the exchange is intensifying. The ocean is being disproportionately impacted by increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from human activities.

What we do :

  • Restoring the oceans
  • Protecting marine wildlife trafficking
  • Fighting Ocean pollution
  • Fighting plastic contamination of the food chain
  • Promoting new technologies to preserve the ocean
About the Odyssey programme

EXPLORING. CREATING. INSPIRING. PROTECTING. RESTORING.

O'dyssey marine wildlife
O'Dyssey protecting and restoring the oceans to save our future

WHO ARE WE ?

Free Spirit Foundation is a non profit organization dedicated to protecting our planet. We aim to bring attention to the perils of climate change, to raise awareness about marine wildlife conservation and to protect marine species across the globe. The Free Spirit Foundation is a distinguished group of storytellers, photographers, filmakers and artists. We are convinced that the new technology can help to bring a brighter future for our children. Besides making our lives easier, new technology also helping us live greener and live better.

PRESERVING THE OCEAN

Covering over two-thirds of our blue planet, the ocean makes it habitable. It is at the origin of all life on Earth and affects each of our lives: it is the source of our freshwater and of half the oxygen we breathe; it also influences our climate and weather. Our ocean provides food, medicine, and mineral and energy resources. It supports a multitude of life forms and shapes the Earth’s characteristics.

THE O'DYSSEY PROGRAMME

RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESS
EDUCATING THE YOUNG GENERATIONS
TAKING CONCRETE ACTIONS TO PROTECT THE OCEAN

We created several initiatives in order to protect the oceans  :

  • Building a exploration vessel for scientific research
  • Promoting innovation to fight marine wildlife trafficking
  • Revealing the beauty of the ocean through an artistic approach
  • Celebrating the ocean and marine wildlife life through an annual event

OUR VIDEOS

The UN Decade on Ecosystem restoration

O'DYSSEY THE OCEAN DAY
AN EVENT OF THE UN DECADE OF THE ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION

Our non profit organization Free Spirit is an official partner and an actor of the United Nations on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030.

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a rallying call for the protection and revival of ecosystems all around the world, for the benefit of people and nature. It aims to halt the degradation of ecosystems, and restore them to achieve global goals. Only with healthy ecosystems can we enhance people’s livelihoods, counteract climate change, and stop the collapse of biodiversity.

Restoring oceans and coasts means reducing the pressure on those ecosystems so they can recover, both naturally and by re-seeding or transplanting key species. It also means understanding how to make both ecosystems and communities more resilient in the face of global change.

ocean decade

O'DYSSEY THE OCEAN DAY
AN EVENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS DECADE OF OCEAN SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

coral reef

Our non profit organization Free Spirit is an official partner of the UNITED NATIONS Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. our event called O’DYSSEY the ocean day has been endorsed to the Ocean Decade.

The vision of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) is the « science we need for the ocean we want ». The Ocean Decade is a convening framework for diverse stakeholders to co-design and co-deliver solution-oriented research needed for a well-functioning ocean in support of the 2030 Agenda. Capacity development, ocean literacy and the removal of barriers to full gender, generational, and geographic diversity are essential elements of the Decade.

O'DYSSEY

THE OCEAN DAY

11 JUNE 2022
PARIS

Our foundation Free Spirit has created the event « O’DYSSEY – the ocean day » in collaboration with the city of Paris in order to celebrate the wold ocean day.
That event is located in the one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Anybody can join that initiative which has a mission : raising public awareness on ocean conservation.