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Tara Mediterranean expedition from May to November 2014

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. Tara-Mediterranean, from May to November 2014
After more than 4 years sailing around the world and the Arctic, Tara is preparing a mission with two objectives : to accomplish a scientific study concerning plastic pollution and to promote awareness of environmental challeges in the Mediterranean Sea, cradle of our civilization.
A traveling exhibition and films will be shared with the public. We will also welcome classes aboard at each stopover. Artists will be in residence on Tara for the duration of the expedition.
We are currently looking for local partners and volunteers to work with us on organizing this campaign. Do not hesitate to contact us:  aideztara@taraexpeditions.org

APRIL 13 :
Departure from Lorient
MAY 5-23 : Study of reefs at the Port Cros National Park (France), the first MPA of France
MAY 22 : International Day for Island Biodiversity
MAY 23-28 : Stopover in Toulon (France)
MAY 29-31: Stopover at Embiez (France)
JUNE 3-6: Stopover in Palavas les Flots (France)
JUNE 5: World Environment Day
JUNE 8: World Oceans Day
JUNE 11-18: Stopover in Nice (France)
JUNE 19-21: Stopover in Monaco
JUNE 21: Stopover in Villefranche sur Mer (France)
JUNE 21: World Ocean Sampling Day, Tara in the bay of Villefranche sur mer
JUNE 22-26: Stopover in Antibes (France)
JULY 5-9: Stopover in Cala Gonone (Sardinia, Italy):
Scientific meeting - Oceanomics in collaboration with the Aquarium of Cala Gonone (Sardinia)
JULY 15-20: Stopover in Durrës (Albania)
JULY 24-31: Stopover in Cyclades (Greece)
AUGUST 5-12: Stopover in Beirut (Lebanon)
AUGUST 14-21: Stopover in Haifa and Tel Aviv (Israel)
AUGUST 28-30: Stopover in La Valette (Malta)
SEPTEMBER1-6: Stopover in Bizerte (Tunisia)
SEPTEMBER 9-14: Stopover in Algiers (Algeria)
SEPTEMBER 20-29 : Stopover in Marseille (France)
SEPTEMBER 30- OCTOBER 5: Stopover in St. Tropez (France)
OCTOBER 9-14: Stopover in Naples (Italy)
OCTOBER 24- NOVEMBER 2: Stopover in Genoa (Italy), Science Festival
NOVEMBER 11-19: Stopover in Barcelona (Spain)
NOVEMBER 23-29: Stopover in Tangier (Morocco) in collaboration with the Mohammed VI Foundation
DECEMBER 7: Return to Lorient

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. Tara's application for iPad selected in TOP of AppStore in 118 countries

in English, French and Russian

Experience Tara's unique voyages on the world's oceans – in one application !
- Panoramic photos show you the boat as if you were on board.
- Learn more about Tara's expeditions via articles, photos, videos, routes of the expeditions and more!
To download it, it's free, just click here

. Sciences Night at the ENS
June 6th 2014 from 11pm to 3am
Screenings and conference (more details later)

. Exhibition "The explorers and the polar fascination"
Until July 2014
At the City of the Ocean in Biarritz
Enter an igloo or a polar base to follow the extraordinary and fascinating adventures of some of the great explorers from the end of the 19th century until today.
More information here : http://www.citedelocean.com/

> 2015-2016

Tara will continue her voyage to the Pacific coral reefs with a team of scientists, sailors and filmmakers. We are defining the contours of this expedition with director Luc Jacquet and diver/photographer Laurent Ballesta.
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04/19/2014

Tara Mediterranean 2014 expedition departure

04/19/2014

Tara Mediterranean expedition
From April to November 2014


After more than 4 years sailing around the world and the Arctic, Tara is preparing a mission with two objectives : to accomplish a scientific study concerning plastic pollution and to promote awareness of environmental challeges in the Mediterranean Sea, cradle of our civilization.

A traveling exhibition and films will be shared with the public. We will also welcome classes aboard at each stopover. Artists will be in residence on Tara for the duration of the expedition.
We are currently looking for local partners and volunteers to work with us on organizing this campaign. Do not hesitate to contact us:  aideztara@taraexpeditions.org

Click here to learn more about the expedition and its highlights

04/10/2014

Tara's application for iPad selected in TOP of AppStore in 118 countries

04/10/2014

Tara's application is available for iPad !

Join us aboard Tara, a schooner for the planet, and experience her unique voyages on the world's oceans – in one application !


- Panoramic photos show you the boat as if you were on board.
- Learn more about Tara's expeditions via articles, photos, videos, routes of the expeditions and more!

To download it, it's free, just click here

02/28/2014

Ocean Sciences meeting

02/28/2014

The biennial Ocean Sciences Meeting that took place recently in Honolulu, Hawaii (February 22 - 28, 2014) is the most important international symposium in oceanography. It brings together all the scientific disciplines (physics, chemistry, geology, biology) as well as the social sciences. Nearly 5,000 scientists attended.

Lars Stemmann, Chris Bowler, Hiroyuki Ogata, Colomban de Vargas and Emmanuel Boss – scientists involved Tara Oceans – organized a session on the integrated study of ocean ecosystems during which more than 20 researchers shared their work with a full audience. Exchanges took place concerning oceanic biodiversity (methods and estimations) and its sensitivity to changes at different scales of time and space (including transport by ocean currents). Scientists discussed their results and methods. Contacts were made to share and promote internationally the outstanding data resulting from the Tara Oceans expedition.

01/10/2014

SIGN THE PARIS APPEAL FOR THE HIGH SEAS

01/10/2014

Discover and sign Paris Appeal for the High Seas !

Your voice matters: Only a democratically-organized, international governance of the High Seas can safeguard and sustainably manage the resources of this unique realm.

Click here

07/29/2013

The Tara Oceans expedition discovers a new coral reef species from the Gambier Islands, French Polynesia

07/29/2013

A new shallow water coral species, Echinophyllia tarae sp. n., is described from the Gambier Islands, French Polynesia. The remote and poorly known Gambier islands were explored by the Tara Oceans international research expedition in 2011. Scleractinia, also called stony corals, are ancient and structurally simple marine animals which have the ability to form hard skeletons and are involved in the build up of coral reefs. This new coral is common in the lagoon reefs of the Gambier, and was observed in muddy environments where several colonies showed partial mortality and re-growth. The paper devoted to the new species was published in the open access journal ZooKeys.

More information : here

04/25/2013

Explore Google Ocean with Tara

04/25/2013

Write "Tara" on the research of Sylviaearlealliance's website
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03/21/2013

OCEANOMICS, funded by Investments for the Future

03/21/2013

02/12/2013

Tara in Nowness by Spencer Lowell

02/12/2013

Watch the video here. By Spencer Lowell (3min)

09/10/2012

Tara Expeditions Blogs

09/10/2012

Find Tara Expeditions content in our blogs in several languages : - spanish - italian - portuguese

06/21/2012

Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations speaks to Tara at Rio +20

06/21/2012

Part of the speach :

"Earlier this year, I had the chance to board the Tara Expeditions when it docked in New York.
The crew was really inspiring. They shared so much information with me about oceans and climate change. I am really grateful that they are raising awareness around the world … and I am very proud that the United Nations is supporting them.
As I stood on the Tara that day in February, I stood on the deck and looked out at downtown Manhattan. We were surrounded by skyscrapers but we had a window on the deep blue sea. It was a reminder that our worlds are connected.
I promised the crew that I would continue working with dedication for the planet’s oceans.
Now, Rio has to put more wind in our sails, so we can navigate the waves to a better future.
Let us advance for our oceans and our world."

Rio de Janeiro, 21 June 2012