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September 2022

Expedition Launch from Marseille

We invite you to meet us in front of the MUCEM in Marseille, from September 23rd to October 1st, 2022 for a week-long event before the departure of the expedition around the world against the plastic emergency.

Program of the launch in Marseille

A week of events from September 23rd to October 1st

We are here! The great departure of the Plastic Odyssey expedition is approaching and for the occasion, we have some nice surprises in store for you. The rendezvous is set at the Bassin J4, on the esplanade of the MUCEM in Marseille, where the ship will be moored before raising anchor for Lebanon, the first stop of the Plastic Odyssey expedition.


From September 23 to September 29, 2022

Press conference and Plastic Odyssey Festival

Unveiling and guided tours of the mobile village, the recycling containers and the expedition ship, conferences, interviews.


Friday, September 30, 2022

Official Christening Ceremony of the ship

Official christening ceremony, visit of the expo and the ship, conference of the founders, cocktail, gala dinner.

Upon invitation


Saturday, October 1st, 2022

Regatta, Armada and Departure of the ship

Regatta, armada of boats and departure of the ship Plastic Odyssey for a 3-year expedition to fight against plastic pollution in the oceans.

🗓 Rendez-vous on the esplanade of the MUCEM in Marseille

Press Conference Friday, September 23, 2022

Retrospective of the project, presentation of the solutions and presentation of the ship

Visit of the village and the ship
Unveiling of the detailed program of the week

Bassin J4, MUCEM Marseille

Plastic Odyssey Festival, September 23-29, 2022

A village of solutions displayed around the ship

Come to the MUCEM esplanade to dive into the world of Plastic Odyssey: the solutions village and its treasure trunks, the machine room and its low-tech plastic recycling technologies, and of course the laboratory ship, a 40-meter long former oceanographic vessel that has been given a second life.

For three days, the Plastic Odyssey village will be alive with exchanges and meetings with the project team, radio sessions with the Plastic Odyssey ecosystem, and other festive events!

A great time open to all the curious.

Bassin J4, MUCEM Marseille

The Christening Ceremony of the vessel, Friday, September 30, 2022

Upon invitation

This day is reserved for Plastic Odyssey partners, journalists, public figures from the maritime and environmental world, officials and government representatives.

Founders’ Conference
Visit of the ship with the officials
Christening ceremony of the ship

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The departure of the expedition, Saturday October 1st

Regatta and Armada of boats to accompany the departure of the ship

Plastic Odyssey Regatta

Armada of accompanying boats
Departure of the ship Plastic Odyssey

Bassin J4, MUCEM Marseille