Tara in Saint-Malo

© Maéva Bardy / Fondation Tara Océan

June 8 - World Oceans Day

After leaving Lorient – her home port – on May 27, the research schooner Tara will sail to Saint-Malo for the first stopover of the 2019 Microplastics Mission from June 5 to 8. On this occasion and for the opening of the “Étonnants voyageurs” festival, many events will take place on Saturday, June 8: visits aboard Tara, film screenings, conferences, meetings, etc. A date not to be missed!

Visit aboard Tara

On Saturday, June 8 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 2 to 6 pm: registration required here.
The tours last 30 minutes and take place on Tara‘s deck.

Screening of the film “Tara, l’odyssée du corail”

On Saturday, June 8, 2-3 pm, in the main hall.

From 2016-2018, the legendary schooner Tara embarked on a new expedition to study coral in the Pacific Ocean – this mysterious animal/plant/mineral whose survival is more than ever threatened. Beginning in French Polynesia, from Moorea’s reefs to the Tuamotu atolls, this mission brought sailors and scientists together with island populations directly affected by coral disappearance.
This 52-minute documentary by Pierre de Parscau traces the first leg of this expedition through which Tara revives the spirit of great explorers of the past and the tradition of long-distance voyages, sometimes in the most remote corners of the planet.

Meeting around the theme:What future for the Ocean?

On Saturday, June 8, 3-4:15 pm.

- Erik Orsenna, writer and member of the French Academy
- Isabelle Autissier, writer, sailor and president of WWF France
- Jacques Gamblin, actor, playwright and friend of the Tara Ocean Foundation

- Chris Bowler (ENS), scientific coordinator of the Tara Oceans expedition
- Jean-François Ghiglione (CNRS), scientific director of the 2019 Microplastics Mission

Saint-Malo Aquarium

Public screening of the documentary “Océans, le mystère plastique” by Vincent Perazio all day long.

- Fragile sea – presentation of different types of pollution and biodegradation times of plastic waste in the oceans
- Heading towards a major climate change

Practical information

Find Tara from June 5-8 and visit the scientific schooner’s deck on June 8 (registration required).
Bassin Duguay Trouin,  in front of the Palais du Grand Large, 35400 Saint-Malo

Learn more about the “Étonnants voyageurs” festival (from June 8-10, 2019) and see its complete program.