From August 5 to 12
Tara will make a stopover in Beirut during the Tara Méditerranée expedition
-Tuesday, August 5th at 5:30pm: Tara will arrive in Beirut escorted by an armada of boats (scientific boats, boats belonging to the Lebanese Navy, NGOs boats, sailing school…etc.) Location: at sea, in front of Beirut Marina.
-Tuesday, August 5th at 6:00pm: Press meeting aboard Tara. Location: at sea, in front of Beirut Marina.
-Friday, August 8th and Sunday, August 10th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm and Saturday, August 9th from 9:00am to 12:00am and from 5:00pm to 7:00pm: Tara will organize public visits on the boat deck led by a member of Tara’s crew (free, within the limit of the number of places available, reservations in order of arrival). Location: Beirut Marina.
-Wednesday, August 6th, Thursday, August 7th, Friday, August 8th and Monday, August 11th: Boat visits reserved to local recreation centres and schools will take place from 9:00am to 12:00am (on pre-registration). For the parents who wish to join us, they can register with Planet Discovery – 01 980650 (free, within the limit of the number of places available).
-From August 5th to 12th: exhibition “Our Planet Ocean” – Location: Beirut Marina, in the room beside Beirut Yacht Club.
About the exhibition: the Ocean is the cradle of life and covers three quarters of our blue Planet. The oceans are vitally important to our ecosystems’ health conditions, essential to maintain climate balance and necessary to the global economy. In order to guarantee our transition to a model of sustainable development, our societies must improve their knowledge of the Ocean so as to cope more efficiently with the treasures of marine biodiversity. The panels of our exhibition will embark you upon a journey into this marine universe.
THE PARTNERS OF TARA’S STOPOVER IN BEIRUT
SOLIDERE, Zaitunay Bay, the French Institute in Lebanon and Beirut City Hall.
THE PARTNERS OF THE EXPEDITION TARA MÉDITERRANÉE
agnès b., Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, Veolia Foundation, IDEC, Serge Ferrari, UNESCO/IOC, MedPAN, Surfrider Foundation Europe, Lorient Agglomeration, Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development of Energy, CNRS, AFP, Le Monde, RFI, France 24, MCD.
THE SCIENTIFIC PARTNERS
Oceanography Laboratory of Villefranche-sur-Mer, CNRS, University of Michigan, University of Maine, Ecole Normale Supérieure, NASA, Free University of Berlin, Pierre and Marie Curie University, IFREMER, Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls, University Bretagne Sud, Toulon University South University Aix Marseille Université de Corse.
LOCAL AND REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS INVOLVED TO DATE:
Expedition MED, Mohammed VI Foundation for the Environment, Acquario di Cala Gonone, Network-Euro-Mediterranean, Paul Ricard Oceanographic Institute, Fondation Annah Lindt, EcoOcéan Institut.
UNDER THE HIGH PATRONAGE OF JANEZ POTOČNIK, MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION (IN CHARGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTIONS)