MS Porrima sails around the world
carrying hopes for a sustainable future!
© Race for Water Foundation/ Images Peter Charaf
MS Porrima, a ship that runs solely on solar, wind, and hydrogen power, is slated to circumnavigate the world ahead of the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai. This project will make stops at ports around the world and be conducted as part of the TEAM EXPO 2025 Co-Creation Challenge, an official Expo program that aims to achieve the SDGs. The ship will encounter marine creature and seaside communities while sharing the wealth and wonders of the sea. It will also tackle problems surrounding the oceans such as plastic pollution and climate change. One of the biggest purposes of this journey is to collaborate with scientists and entrepreneurs to create new innovations that will help solve these issues. Together with Gunter Pauli, a proponent of the sustainable "Blue Economy" model, the project will share the latest information on Blue Innovations—revolutionary technologies and business models to accelerate social change. It will also connect with children—the leaders of the future—and share videos that teach about the ocean from various perspectives and serve as useful tools for environmental education.
The ship’s name “PORRIMA” is derived from ancient Roman goddess of the future. In a sense, the vessel is a lab for creating a sustainable future. Set off on a Blue Odyssey—an adventure with MS Porrima.