Discover the innovation and science Beneath The Surface

Innovation is a product of curious minds, good data and ambitious goals. Without it, we couldn’t achieve what is required to create a more sustainable future - Or, indeed, to win races. But the innovations that make it possible to really lower the world’s emissions and make it possible to sail 100kph in a 50ft sailboat rarely get the credit they deserve. They are hidden beneath the surface – inside walls, hulls, materials, computers and minds. We want to put what’s beneath the surface in the spotlight.

Cadiz SailGP, salt pans, marshlands, nature
Sustainability
Robustness
07 Oct 2021

Add salt and attract the birds

Cadiz' marshlands are becoming a safe-haven for migratory birds, a flood barrier for the city and a home for some of Europe's best artisanal salt.

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Cadiz SailGP, City, monument,
Robustness
07 Oct 2021

The spirit of Cádiz set in stone

As Sail GP makes its final European stop for 2021 in Cádiz, Spain, we’ll take you on a tour to show you that there is much more to the city than sun, sea and sailing.

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France Sail Grand Prix , SailGP, 2021, Saint-Tropez, Denmark
Circularity
09 Sep 2021

A holiday for the beach | How the beaches of Saint Tropez re-energise off-season

Every summer, the rich and famous flock to stunning Pampelonne beach to relax, recuperate and be seen in the hip beach bars that Saint Tropez is renowned for. But what if the beach bars disappeared at the season’s end? Could this give the beach itself a much-needed holiday from the holiday makers?

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ROCKWOOL Denmark Grand Prix, SailGP, 2021, Aarhus, Denmark
Circularity
18 Aug 2021

Circularity with a smile – that’s Aarhus

Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus is known as the City of Smiles. And when it comes to embracing the circular lifestyle, there’s lots to smile about. Wherever you go in this cool compact city, you’ll find examples of how Aarhus is blazing a trail in reuse, reducing waste and innovative solutions focused on minimizing environmental impact.

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Circularity, webinar, nl
Circularity
13 Aug 2021

What do empty cans have in common with vegetables grown in stone wool?

By returning bottles and cans to the deposit machine in the supermarket, they can be exchanged for cash. This is a classic example of the circular economy – a way to keep materials in use for as long as possible.

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Circular house prototype by Tom Jersø
Circularity
11 Aug 2021

Not just home sweet home but a material bank

It’s not often you hear architects talking about demolishing a building that they are designing. But that’s what happened during the planning phase of Circle house in Lisbjerg. Because if you want to design according to the principles of circularity, you have to consider what happens to the building beyond its intended lifetime.

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