Mankind and the ocean program

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In recent decades, with the rapid growth of large cities and the population explosion, the ocean is increasingly impacted by human activities that affect marine ecosystems: with various types of pollution including acidification, overfishing and accidents from offshore oil prospection.

The problems are accumulating and their consequences are still little known to science.A productive and healthy ocean is essential for the planet’s ecosystem functioning. During the Tara Mediterranean expedition, Tara is working to educate policy makers, researchers and the general public on the management of land-based pollution, the great water cycle and innovative solutions for the prevention and reduction of plastic waste at sea.

M.Oriot/Tara Expéditions

M.Oriot/Tara Expéditions