Tara in Barcelona

© V.Morzadec / Fondation Tara Océan

October 4-9

Tara continues her mission with a stopover in Barcelona from October 4 to 9. On October 5 and 6, the Tara Ocean Foundation is pleased to welcome you on board to visit the upper deck, meet the crew, discover Tara’s expeditions and the specialized instruments involved in our scientific research.

In addition, just opposite the dock where Tara will be, the Institute of Marine Science (ICM) is pleased to host the spectacular exhibition of Plankton Planet, the participatory science association supported by the Tara Ocean Foundation! If you would like to visit both Tara and the Planktonarium, please plan a 30-minute walk between the two visits.

Tara Oceans – sailing oceanography to assess and model the world live ocean” conference with Romain Troublé and Colomban de Vargas

Today, Tara is back in Barcelona to celebrate the 10-Years Anniversary of Tara Oceans, which, after 2 circum-global navigations (2009–2013), has generated unique foundational resources for ocean science, across coarse but inclusive spatio-temporal and taxonomic scales. These include the largest DNA and RNA sequencing effort ever performed for a single biome, millions of plankton images, all these data embedded into a rich context of physico-chemical parameters. In this lecture, we will relate the genesis of this odyssey, illustrate some key scientific results emerging from the planetary data, and tell how Tara Oceans has inspired other explorations run by the Tara Ocean Foundation – Tara ArcticTara OceansTara MediterranéeTara Pacific, 2019 Microplastics Mission, and Plankton Planet project – toward robust modelling of our ocean systems ecology and evolution.

Register now!

The conference will be held in English.
On October 4th, attend the 10 years anniversary of Tara Oceans conference at ICM in Barcelona.
Consell Superior d’Investigacions Científiques, Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37, 08003 Barcelona, Espagne

 

VISITS OF TARA AND THE PLANKTONARIUM (ICM) 

BY REGISTRATION ONLY!

I would like to visit Tara – each visit is 30 minutes long:

- Saturday, October 5th from 10am to 12:30pm and from 3pm to 5:30pm
- Sunday, October 6th from 10am to 12:30pm and from 3pm to 5:30pm

I would like to visit the Planktonarium at the Institute of Marine Science (ICM) — each visit is one hour long:

- Saturday, October 5th from 10am to 2pm and from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
- Sunday, October 6th from 10am to 2pm and from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
- Tuesday, October 8th from 2:45pm to 5:15pm

Practical Information

Tara will be docked: Port Olímpic, Escullera de Poblenou, 14, 08005 Barcelona
Conference this Friday and “Plankton Planet” exhibition: Consell Superior d’Investigacions Científiques, Passeig Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37, 08003 Barcelona

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