Mission Microbiomes

François Aurat

A sailor and artist “My best experience on board Tara remains the 6-month circumnavigation of the Arctic Ocean (Tara Polar Circle) and the crossing of the Northwest and Northeast Passages with indescribable landscapes and a spectacular team.” François Aurat, deck officer aboard the schooner, fuels his passion for photography along Tara’s course across the ocean. His photographs reflect

Wilfried N’Sondé: artist-in-residence aboard Tara

Wilfried N’Sondé

Rich in discoveries, a novel in progress… Experience aboard Tara “My experience on the sailboat was very interesting. It’s above all a human adventure. You have to get used to life on a boat which requires a lot of energy and social resources. Being with scientists from morning to night, I had the opportunity and

Portrait of Leslie Moquin

Leslie Moquin

Not yet night Aboard Tara, I went in search of the Green Ray: a physical phenomenon sometimes considered chimerical or even mystical. It appears as a green flash radiating across the horizon in the first seconds of sunrise or the last moments of sunset. The fierce flash didn’t show itself when I boarded, or at

Manon Lanjouère: artist-in-residence on Tara

Manon Lanjouère

Her artistic research is scientific and poetic Her work has been exhibited in France and abroad, notably at the Maison européenne de la photo-graphie (Paris); the Benaki Museum (Athens); HOSOO gallery during the Kyotography Festival (Kyoto); the Festival Photo Gacilly; la Fondazione Palazzo da Mosto pour Fotografia Europea (Italy). Her work also appears in private

Edson Macalini: artist-in-residence aboard Tara

Edson Macalini

Nauseous drawings in turbulent waters « This was my first time sailing. The Tara experience began even before embarkation and departure at sea. The educational action carried out in the port of Itajaí, Santa Catarina (Brazil) had the support of the Alliance Française of Florianópolis. We aimed to introduce visitors to scientific aspects of the