A cleaner world starts with you, or in this case with Clean 2 Antarctic!
To make this happen C2A needed some help and contacted us, Delta OHM, to supply sensors for supporting the "ice cold" tour with the right meteo equipment. We dare to take our equipment to one of the most extreme parts of the world, Antarctica!
The year 2019 has just begun and everyone is fully convinced of succeeding with their good intentions for the upcoming year again. This was the same case for Edwin ter Velde and his wife Liesbeth. With a dream to create a greener, cleaner and more liveable world they decided to take matters into their own hands and do it big.
This resulted in the idea of building a car completely made out of recycled plastic, driven by self-generated solar energy and the South Pole as finish line. The goal of this gigantic project is to make the world aware of how much waste we create as human beings and that 'our waste' can be processed into completely new and sustainable products.
After three years of hard work, the moment of truth was finally there! At the end of November 2018, Edwin and Liesbeth left with the Solar Voyager to the Arctic. The Voyager build out of recycled plastic, two trailers fully equipped with solar panels to make it able to drive and did they asked us, Delta OHM, to provide them with right meteo-equipment to properly map the wind speed, wind direction, solar radiation, temperature, relative humidity and barometric pressure on their trip through the Arctic. With a project as extreme as this, we’ve decided to use the model HD52.3 DP147 in order to meet all these facets and to be able to make accurate measurements during the journey.
Now a month later, the adventures of the Solar Voyager has come to an end. With great disappointment of the crew the Voyager has not been able to reach the South Pole, the ultimate goal. Due to major setbacks of mother nature, the team lost a lot of time, so the round around the South Pole could no longer be realized.
Despite not achieving the goal to reach the South Pole, the disappointment quickly gave way for a sense of pride. "Our goal was a journey, and our target a point on the map".
C2A's team hopes they have created awareness and have inspired people that used plastic is perhaps one of the most important raw materials of the future.
Also curious about all the possibilities of the HD52.3 DP147 from Delta OHM? Just take a look at the following link:
- Monday 7 January 2019