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Tara 500 jours de dérive arctique (in French only)

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Tara, 500 days adrift in the Arctic

The magnificent expedition book was released in bookstores on November 6, 2008. A co-production of Geo and Gallimard  (in French only)

Synopsis
September, 2006, the French schooner Tara voluntarily imprisoned itself in the pack ice north of Siberia. On board, 8 men and 2 dogs embarked on a strange trip, to traverse the glacial Arctic Ocean, at the mercy of the drifting ice.
A century after Nansen’s exploit in 1893 on the Fram, a risky new odyssey without sail or engine begins. The drifting pack ice carries the boat towards the North Pole before setting it free 2,600 kilometers further in the Barents Sea, between Greenland and Spitzberg.
The expedition lasted more than 500 days. Faced with the elements, from midnight sun to polar nights, the team survived in extreme conditions and accomplished their task: study the effects of climate change. The boat offers a unique platform for the biggest research laboratories collaborating in the European Damocles scientific program.
Once the team returned, the data was analyzed and a conclusion was drawn: we must immediately stop the warming of our planet.

The author
Michèle Aulagnon is an environmental journalist for Geo. She loves the great outdoors and adventure. Previously she worked 9 years for the newspaper “Le Monde? and was a US correspondent for many French newspapers between 1999 and 2003.

The photographer
Francis Latreille, photographer and painter, took an initiative in 1967 which changed his life: he left the Loire river banks for Israel to document the Six Day War. As a reporter and photographer, he took many trips to Afghanistan, Laos, Bolivia, and Iran. In 1995, with Jean-Louis Étienne, he criss-crossed the Southern Antarctic and Arctic regions.
He is concerned with all of the world’s regions menaced by global warming.

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Format: 285 x 280mm
192 pages
Price: 35 euros

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Blandine Cottet
blandine.cottet@gallimard.fr
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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

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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