Nokia teams up with Fabien Cousteau in his historic daring underwater mission. Fancy joining him?
The adage that humanity knows more about outer space than it does about its oceans is about to change thanks to an imminent record-breaking adventure.
Led by intrepid aquatic explorer, Fabien Cousteau (grandson to the legendary Jacques-Yves Cousteau), Mission 31 will see a team of aquanauts living and working underwater for 31 days at a depth of 20 meters below sea level.
Accompanying the team on their momentous marine endeavor will be several members of the Lumia family, each providing their own unique contribution.
Whether that’s capturing submerged life on the Lumia 1020’s 41MP camera (with underwater housing), recording scientific achievements via Microsoft Office on the Nokia Lumia 2520, or staying connected to social channels using the Lumia 1520, every aspect of the survey will be covered with the help of these extreme-environment devices.
The timing of Mission 31 pays respect to the 50th anniversary of Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s Conshelf II expedition, which witnessed similar underwater workings at depths of 15 metres. Their adventure runs between the 1st June and 2nd July 2014.
Tuula Rytilä, Nokia CMO said:
“Pushing the limits is part of Nokia’s DNA. Our intuitive Lumia devices give you the freedom to do more, combine this with the passion we share with Fabien and his amazing team for continuous discovery and Mission 31- Powered by Nokia Lumia is set to have all the components for a record breaking adventure that everyone can connect with.”
However, it won’t just be the aquanauts that will experience life in Aquarius, their underwater home.
You too can follow the month-long exploration with live information being fed to Nokia’s social media channels throughout the mission.
We’re also giving two lucky people a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit this pioneering underwater quest in person.
To have the possibility of winning, you must demonstrate your adventurous side. No matter how big or small, tell Fabien of your brave endeavour – whether that’s overcoming a phobia, getting a new haircut or parachuting out of a plane. Here’s how to enter:
1. Use the #NokiaMission31 in a tweet, YouTube video, Facebook post, Instagram image, or even a blog post. Whatever the medium, Fabien is looking for real-life adventures!
2. Copy and paste the URL of your social media upload to submit your entry.
3. Share to make Fabien aware! Make sure you and your friends share your Mission 31 entry so Fabien can see your social campaign and why you should be chosen to join him on his mission.
To be eligible for the prize, winners must be available to travel to Florida between the dates of 18 June 2014 to 2 July 2014. Winners must complete and pass the PADI Open Water Diver course to visit Mission 31. Winners must be medically fit to participate in the PADI Open Water Diver course.
For full terms and conditions, click here.
Main image credit: Kip Evans (Mission Blue)
Updated September 30, 2015 11:03 pm