Ocean & Climate Village, an exhibition that wants to speak to the ocean generation

Ocean & Climate Village, an exhibition that wants to speak to the ocean generation

Ocean & Climate Village

Will we build a better relationship with the oceans by 2030? Expectations are not lacking because by that date the Decade of marine sciences for sustainable development (2021-2030) will come to its natural conclusion, the UN initiative launched to mobilize all the actors able to make a difference, in terms of of innovation and research, to make the oceans healthy, safe, sustainable. A call to action to governments, the scientific world, public and private actors, in the hope that especially young people can feel the urgency of the issue and become an Ocean generation.

The inability to reverse the decline of the blue planet in fact, it could prove fatal, in a world where there is no shortage of problems: as the Implementation Plan envisaged for the decade reminded us, not only is the ocean an "essential ally in the fight against climate change" but also a fundamental means of security of billions of people, to whom it offers food and sustenance. Many objectives of the 2030 agenda are, in fact, linked to the well-being of the oceans, such as the fight against hunger and the eradication of poverty. Generator of economic wealth, the ocean is also a privileged observation context to understand how to exploit low-impact energy sources.

In short, the challenges are many and the general public is also interested in learning more, before 2030 strikes: it will be easier to do it in Venice, where the first interactive and educational exhibition "Ocean & Climate Village" created by the Unesco Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and the Regional Bureau of Science is open from 28 March to 3 April 2022 and Cultures of the Venetian capital.

The exhibition was inaugurated on March 28th, with a press conference: it is not an exhibition in the canonical sense but, as the name itself says, a village, a context in which to discover, interact and live experiences. As pointed out by Ana-Luiza Thompson Flores, director of Unesco Regional bureau of Science and culture in Europe, "the contribution that the exhibition wants to make is not only to increase the awareness and knowledge of all on the connection between ocean and climate but also of stimulate everyone to be active and participating actors in change ".

The experience of the Village makes a stop in Venice, a context where the environmental theme, in particular with reference to the balance between marine ecosystems and human life , is particularly crucial and is reflected in the dating proposal itself. The Village will host interactive workshops but also various lagoon / Adriatic-driven debates: the one on the connection between art and science (in collaboration with Ca 'Foscari and Cnr); the one on research projects in the North Adriatic; the one on the connection between the sea and cultural and material heritage, also looking at the other side of the Adriatic.

Marine biologists, experts, journalists and scientists will populate the village, as part of the initiative that sees close collaboration between different subjects: the Municipality, the scientific partners (such as Ca'Foscari and Iuav), the actors of energy, fashion and publishing.

It will be possible to visit the exhibition for free in free or guided mode ( but you have to book). The Arsenale (tesa 99), which houses the "Ocean & Climate Village" will also be the site of an excursion that will reveal its history and will later stop at the Lido of Venice for a real bio-walk, a sort of reading on the field of the complex world of the beach (scheduled for Saturday 2 April).

And if the theme of climate change is not always easy to understand in practical aspects, a digital installation will allow participants to understand how the level will rise of the sea according to the forecasts of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Ipcc).

Wheels Up Partners with Tropic Ocean Airways to Add Last-Mile Travel Options and Deliver Shorter Range, Unique Travel Offerings

Strategic partnership and minority investment expands travel options for Wheels Up members and supports Tropic Ocean's continued growth and expansion

NEW YORK, March 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Wheel Up Experience (NYSE: UP) today announced a new strategic partnership and minority investment in Tropic Ocean Airways, the world's largest amphibious airline and leading provider of last-mile private charter and scheduled service in Florida, the Northeastern United States, the Bahamas, the Caribbean and beyond.

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The multiyear commercial agreement is the latest step by Wheels Up in its efforts to expand the addressable market for its product offerings and offer a seamless first- to last-mile travel solution for its members and customers. The agreement provides for the integration of Tropic Ocean's charter and certain scheduled by-the-seat services into Wheels Up's marketplace, and Wheels Up members and customers will be able to directly book and pay for travel on Tropic Ocean flights through their normal Wheels Up booking channels. 

The parties will initially focus on providing Wheels Up customers with greater accessibility to options within Tropic Ocean's current coverage area. Over time, the parties intend to expand to additional markets in the United States and the Caribbean.

Tropic Ocean operates a single fleet type, late model Cessna Caravan EX aircraft. Tropic Ocean operates two variants of the Caravan, amphibious and wheeled. Amphibious models are capable of interchangeably landing and taking off from the water or a runway, unlocking access to destinations otherwise not accessible by conventional aircraft. Operated by two pilots and carrying up to 9 guests, these aircraft are ideal for trips of 250 miles or less. 

Together with the commercial agreement, Wheels Up also announced a minority capital investment in Tropic Ocean, a first for Wheels Up, to help fund the continued growth for Tropic Ocean and to support certain shared initiatives under the commercial agreement, including the introduction of new flight offerings that will be exclusive to Wheels Up customers. 

'Tropic Ocean is a leader in providing short-range airlift solutions in urban areas, remote locations and markets with limited airport access or otherwise challenged with last-mile connectivity,' said Wheels Up CEO Kenny Dichter. 'Tropic Ocean delivers a strong geographic and product fit as the locations they currently serve are very popular with our members and with an aircraft type that extends the range and access capability of our existing fleet. They are already a Wheels Up safety vetted and verified partner that shares our commitment to customer service, and we look forward to giving our members new and exciting travel opportunities as Tropic Ocean continues to expand.' 

Founded in 2009, Tropic Ocean operates a fleet of wheeled and amphibious aircraft and serves more than 70 destinations through private and shared charters.

'Wheels Up is a clear leader in private aviation, and we're excited to partner with them in offering even more seamless travel options to their members and customers,' said Tropic Ocean CEO Rob Ceravolo. 'This partnership will also help us extend the reach of our existing products, invest in our operational capabilities, and expand our offerings to more places and more service types.' 

About Wheels Up

Wheels Up Experience (NYSE: UP) is the leading provider of 'on demand' private aviation in the United States and one of the largest private aviation companies in the world. Powered by a growing marketplace of more than 1,500 safety-vetted and verified aircraft, Wheels Up is the only company in the industry to offer a total private aviation solution that includes a relentless focus on safety and service, with flexibility across all types of aircraft, membership programs, corporate solutions, aircraft management, whole aircraft sales and commercial travel benefits through a strategic partnership with Delta Air Lines.

The Wheels Up App enables members and customers to search, book and fly. Wheels Up Connect, Core, and Business memberships provide enhancements such as flight sharing, empty-leg Hot Flights, Shuttle Flights, Shared Flights, signature Wheels Up Down events and exclusive member benefits from preeminent lifestyle brands. Wheels Up's ongoing Wheels Up Cares program aligns with philanthropic organizations and initiatives that affect and matter to the company and its customers, members, stakeholders, families and friends. The Wheels Up Cares fleet comprises five custom-painted Beechcraft King Air 350i aircraft, with each plane serving as a flying symbol for a specific social cause.

About Tropic Ocean

Tropic Ocean Airways, LLC is a United States certificated commuter air carrier and the leading provider of short-range airlift solutions in urban areas and remote locations. Founded in 2009 by United States Navy TOPGUN instructor, Tropic Ocean is the largest commercial amphibious airline in the world, servicing destinations throughout Florida, the Northeast, The Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Utilizing standard operating procedures based on the U.S. Military's best practices, the airline is the recipient of the highly coveted ARGUS Gold rating for safety. To learn more about Tropic Ocean Airways, visit FlyTropic.com and on Instagram at @FlyTropic.

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