1st & 2nd Voyage
“Monk Seal” is the name of the miniboat that two schools from the Madeira Island (Portugal) launched in the Atlantic. The students decided to name the boat after a species of Seal, that can be found in the Madeira Archipelago.
The students were engaged in the project “Take Portugal to the World”, that is being developed in Portugal by the Portuguese Task Group for the Extension of the Continental Shelf (EMEPC) and two investigation centers from Instituto Superior Técnico: Institute For Systems and Robotics (ISR) and Marine Environment and Technology Center (MARETEC). In Madeira, the local coordination of the project was made by Funchal’s Marine Biology Station. You can see more photos of its launch with the Madeira students in on Facebook.
This miniboat is part of the the Leva Portugal ao Mundo (Take Portugal to the World) program. Click here to learn more.