31 December 2015
2015 was a full and important year for Tara: from BeMed to the COP21, along with the the publication of results from Tara Oceans in the journal Science, Tara continued her missions, adding to scientific knowledge about the ocean, raising awareness and sharing discoveries with a growing public.
In March 2015, Tara Expeditions co-organized the conference Beyond Plastic Mediterranean, where over 200 participants from 10 Mediterranean countries discussed the issue of plastic pollution.
In May 2015, the journal Science published 5 major articles based on the results of Tara Oceans, presenting a new approach in how the world of plankton is studied and understood.
In June 2015, on the occasion of World Ocean Day organized by UNESCO, Tara Expeditions co-launched with the Ocean and Climate Platform the Ocean Call for Climate, initiating a broad mobilization for a better consideration of the ocean in climate discussions.
In July 2015, Tara Expeditions and the Ecopolaris program joined in an observer mission on the east coast of Greenland, 11 years after their first collaboration.
Two days before the opening of the COP21, the film “Secrets of the Oceans: Climate Control” directed by Christophe Cousin was broadcast on FR3 Thalassa – a co-production of Tara Expeditions and Via Découvertes.
During the COP21, Tara was docked in Paris to support the campaign for a universal climate agreement, and to bring the voice of the ocean to the international negotiations. On the quay of the Seine alongside Tara, many events were held at the Tara Ocean and Climate Pavilion, designed as a place for exchanges, encounters and mobilization. We were especially honored by the presence of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, who supported and commended the work of Tara.
Through all these actions and accomplishments, it’s essential to say that in achieving them, we draw our strength day after day from all of you who follow and support us.
A big THANK YOU for your continuous support and collaboration!