improving sustainability with hybrid propulsion
Sail for ethics -S4E- aims at improving sustainability in the maritime transport, fishing and tourism, adapting hybrid propulsion -sails & engine- on existing ships in coastal regions.
S4E has for objective to foster decarbonized maritime transport worldwide using hybrid sailing cargoes/passengers ships reconstructed from used freighters and trawlers. Acting on several levers, Sails 4 Ethics makes it possible to simultaneously achieve sustainable and equitable economic and social objectives while preserving the environment.
The locally owned fleets are promoted in developing and emerging countries to increase sustainable South-North and South-South transport of goods -with a special focus on fair trade, organic and ethical economy- and passengers. S4E also supports and participate to sustainable tourism activities.
The reconstruction process takes place on site, benefiting local population with employment and professional skills training ensuring equity.
Combating climate change through the decarbonization of maritime transport involves all levels of action. The S4E project is positioned at the micro – local scale.
Sustainable navigation respects biodiversity by reducing chemical pollution and noise pollution.
From local to global, by the small scale.
You will find information, a library of documents, printed matter to download (technic, politic, geography…), definitions, photos and videos.
Our timeline is the follow-up of the activities that we carry out in the more or less long term, in-depth articles.
The activities will lead you to exciting conferences on the theme of the ocean, or partners who accompany us in the adventure.
We are converting a 1953 trawler in schooner
The Michelle Louisa, dutch trawler 24m lenght, 5.6m beam, we are converting it into a sailboat ourselves. Currently in Belgium, the adventure carried by Georges Drouet, Prospective International asbl and Prospektika SCRI started in 2013. The source of our future action protocol. Towards the future gaff schooner, the lived experience, listed live, difficulties, successes, progress are to be followed in the timeline.