College of the founder members

Three members with regard to the College of Founders, two life members:

  • Agnès Troublé, known as agnès b. - Designer

  • Etienne Bourgois - President

  • Nathalie Kistler - Company General Secretary Mandated by the Agnès Troublé dite agnès b. endowment fund. Represented by Nathalie Kistler, Treasurer of the Tara Ocean Foundation

College of qualified persons

Four members with regard to the College of Qualified Persons which includes people chosen for their expertise in the foundation's areas of activity.
These members are co-opted by the other board members.

  • Eric Karsenti - Research Director Emeritus at the CNRS and Associate Research Director at the EMBL, and former Associate Research Director at the EMBL - Cellular biologist

  • GÉRARD Bonhoure - Honorary Inspector General at the French Ministry of National Education

  • Françoise Gaill - Research Director Emeritus at the CNRS - Oceanographer.

  • Antoine Ricardou - Architect DPLG/Graphic designer

College of Friends of the Foundation

Two members with regard to the College of Friends of the Foundation, which includes persons designated by the body "Les amis de TARA". The title of member of the Board of Directors of the body "Les amis de TARA"is incompatible with title of member of the Board of Directors of the foundation, in another college than that of the friends.

  • Christian de Marliave - Publisher and Polar specialist

  • Sylvie DUBOUE - Sales Manager

Managing Director

  • Romain TROUBLE as Managing Director of the Tara Ocean Foundation directs the services of the foundation and ensures its correct operation. He has the powers required to carry out his mission on behalf of the President. He is authorised to attend meetings of the board of directors and of the bureau in an advisory role. -

Government commissioner

  • Thierry Boisseaux representative of the French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition. -

The scientific committee

The scientific committee supports and advises the board of directors and the managing director. It evaluates current analyses, the organisation of future and current scientific missions and, participates in the definition of more long term research programmes.
Its president interacts directly with the foundation's teams, and two of its members report to the board of directors.

  • Chris Bowler - Biologist - Research Director CNRS at the Institute of Biology of the Ecole Normale Supérieure - Silver Medal CNRS - President

  • Eric Karsenti - Cellular biologist - Research Director Emeritus at the CNRS and former Associate Research Director at the EMBL - Gold Medal CNRS

  • Françoise Gaill - Oceanographer - Research Director Emeritus CNRS

  • Gaby Gorsky - Director of the Oceanological Observatory in Villefrance-sur-Mer/UPMC-CNRS.

  • Patrick Wincker - Molecular biologist- Director of the Génoscope, CEA/Université d'Evry

  • Colomban de Vargas - Ecologist - Research director CNRS at the Station Biologique in Roscoff, CNRS-Sorbonne

  • Serge Planes - Coral reef biologist, Research director CNRS/PSL, director of Labex Corail and former director the Criobe in Mo'orea.

The education committee

  • Gabrielle Zimmermann - La main à la pâte foundation

  • Gérard Bonhoure - Honorary Inspector General earth and life sciences at the French Ministry of National Education

  • Françoise Ribola - Regional Education Inspector earth and life sciences, Coordinator Sustainable Development Education, French Ministry of National Education

  • Florence Clément, ADEME

    Florence Clément - ADEME

  • Mathilde Jay, ADEME

    Mathilde Jay - ADEME

  • Sabine Lavorel - Teacher and trainer

Foundation

Key figures, our commitments, major expeditions, etc.

Team

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