IWC Schaffhausen has announced its support for a pioneering environmental project, headed by its partner, Cousteau Divers.
Cousteau Divers intends to study the effects of climate change by measuring the temperature beneath the ocean’s surface while combining data from precision sensors with measurements taken by thousands of recreational divers.
The goal is to give scientists a better understanding of how the ocean’s temperature affects biodiversity and climate.
Commenting, Pierre-Yves Cousteau, marine conservationist and founder of Cousteau Divers, said: “Cousteau Divers aims to reveal coastal temperatures of the ocean by supplementing satellite surface measurements with those taken by thousands of recreational divers around the world.”
He continued: “By centrally storing this data in a cloud and making it accessible to scientists and enthusiasts, we hope we can contribute to a better understanding of how the ocean’s temperature not only influences the climate, weather patterns, or storm formations, but also fish and bird populations.”
Franziska Gsell, head of the sustainability committee at IWC Schaffhausen, added: “At IWC Schaffhausen, our Sustainability Committee ensures that awareness of our social and environmental impact is reflected throughout the company in the way we work.
“We’re proud to support partner organisations that share our values, and we’re very excited about this innovative initiative from Cousteau Divers and the Cousteau Society,” she concluded.