Ocean Explorers


  Concarneau, France

Founded by the renowned french offshore sailor, Roland Jourdain and his team in 2014, the Concarneau, France based incubator focuses on supporting exploration with three main components to its mission: scientific understanding, innovation, and raising awareness.


To expand its education program, EXPLORE will develop 12 new educational kits with its incubator winners based on the technological and scientific discoveries of ocean-related explorations. The hands-on lesson plans are designed to teach students about marine biodiversity, plastic pollution, energy reduction, and the preservation of water resources.

Photo above: © Explore

12educational toolkits

Roland Jourdain

Explore Founder

15trained educators


  • Develop 12 hands-on educational toolkits in collaboration with Rectorat de Bretagne (Ministry of Education) for students in the Brittany region of France, ages 6-23.
  • Train 15 educators in public and private classrooms, and NGO’s on how to use the educational toolkits.
  • Create a “Village of Explorers” to exhibit all 12 toolkits at public and family events, including large offshore racing events like Fête Maritime de Brest 2020 and Festival du Bout du Monde. Some events will offer a unique opportunity for young people to meet the explorers who are acting today for a sustainable tomorrow.
  • Visit local schools to showcase and pilot 12 toolkits. Incubator winners will participate in schools’ event pilot demonstrations to inspire students to pursue educational and professional fields in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and ocean conservation.