Brigitte Sabard

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Team onshore

Coordinator of education, French.

Brigitte Sabard has been defining the educational policy of the Tara Ocean Foundation since 2007. Including planning the education and teacher training system in the academies, and the design of pedagogical operations, as well as the coordination of partnerships with the Ministry of National Education, La Main à la pâte, Ademe…). As vice president of the “Groupe de recherche en écologie arctique” association, she has been involved in scientific and naturalist missions (Greenland, Siberia, Canada, Alaska, Spitzberg) for 30 years, and for more than 5 years in the Arctic. She co-leads the Ecopolaris missions with her companion Olivier GILG, researcher (and since the age of 3 months their son Vladimir, 16, has been accompanying them). They co-organized Tara’s first “test” mission in 2003 on the North-East Greenland coast and returned to Greenland with Tara in the summer of 2015. Consultant in environmental education, scientific education and training systems for nearly 30 years, she is also a part-time lecturer at the University of Burgundy Franche-Comté and a qualified personality in sustainable development at the Economic, Social and Environmental Council of Burgundy Franche-Comte.