At the heart of Ocean culture
Listening to the Ocean
Trapped in the ice
Discover the account of Marion Lauters, student and quartermaster on Tara during Arctic drift..Listen
From rivers to the ocean, the itinerary of a harmful plastic
France Culture records the meetings of minds of two guests from different backgrounds, but with complementary concerns: the writer and academician Erik Orsenna, one of the sponsors of the Tara Ocean Foundation, and the oceanographer and biologist Gilles Boeuf, president of the scientific council of the French agency for biodiversity, and professor at the Sorbonne.Listen
A porthole on the ocean - episode 1: Coccolithophores
Climb aboard the schooner Tara and discover the secret world of coccolithophores What are coccolithophores? What do they look like? Why are they so important for us?Listen
A porthole on the ocean - episode 5: Sarah Auffret, polar explorer, committed to the planet
In the 5th "A Porthole on the Ocean" podcast, we want to introduce you to Sarah Auffret, a polar explorer, committed to the planet and the struggle against plastic pollution, who sadly died in a tragic accident.Listen
The Tara expeditions in pictures
Since its creation, the Tara Ocean Foundation has been co-producing documentaries that transmit knowledge and dreams, in order to reveal to a wider public what the crew members and researchers find on their scientific adventure or in their encounters.
Tara, the new exploration
The ocean is an essential player in the overall balance of the planet. However, this is a little known fact because of its enormous size and the technical difficulty of ocean observation. Thanks to the new knowledge that Tara has acquired during its scientific missions, we will soon be able to better predict and anticipate the evolution of the ocean in the face of climate disruptions and pollution. There is still a world of knowledge to be conquered.
For her first big mission in 2006, Tara was voluntarily imprisoned in the pack ice for 507 days.
Research and awareness raising around environmental issues linked to plastic pollution in the Mediterranean Sea.
The schooner Tara has been tracing the sources of this pollution since 2019 to assess the impact of microplastics from land to sea.
A dive into the heart of the coral, cradle of marine biodiversity.
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We welcome artists in residence during our missions
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