Tara has arrived on the East coast of the United States for her first port of call, from June 28 to July 5.
After 23 days at sea (Azores-Miami), the 7 sailors, 3 scientists and on-board correspondent will disembark at the Epic Marina in Miami, where the schooner will be docked for 8 days. This stopover will be the occasion to participate in several meetings and conferences.
Tara has arrived in Miami © Maéva Bardy / Tara Expeditions Foundation
From circular economy to confronting global warming
On June 29 and 30, the Tara Expeditions Foundation joins one of its major partners, Billerudkorsnas – world leader in renewable packaging materials – in organizing a 2-day seminar dedicated to sustainable solutions for combating pollution at sea, implementing a circular economy and confronting global warming. 5 round tables are scheduled focusing on sustainable development and alternatives to plastic.
Tara inaugurates the first “French American Climate Talks on the Ocean”
Tara’s arrival marks the opening of the first Franco-American scientific meeting on the Ocean (FACT-O), organized in partnership with the French Embassy in the context of the French American Climate TalkS (FACTS). This meeting will be held on July 1st at Miami Dade College. FACTS is a new series of public conferences on ocean and climate issues, organized in 12 cities in the United States and Canada, involving scientists, NGOs, politicians, journalists and entrepreneurs.
In collaboration with American universities
For the first time in 2016, the French Embassy and the Tara Expeditions Foundation are collaborating with University of Miami, Florida International University, SeaKeepers Society and the Ocean & Climate Platform to present a public conference about the impact of climate change on coral reefs and marine biodiversity.
Public visits aboard Tara
In addition to these scientific meetings, members of Tara’s crew will invite the public aboard on July 3 and 4 to talk about past expeditions, as well as the recently launched Tara Pacific.
Johanna Sanson, Miami stopover coordinator