Tara Oceans

Tara Oceans

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
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Dates / Project duration

January 2010 - December 2012 / 3 years

Field of action :

Increase knowledge of biodiversity

Branch :


Location :

Oceans of the globe

Project sponsor(s) :

Tara Expéditions



The TARA-Oceans expedition is a French project bringing together a team of international experts on oceanography, cellular and molecular biology, ecology, bioinformatics and navigation.

Its main objective is to analyse the diversity of the coral ecosystems and marine plankton organisms, from viruses and bacteria to protists and metazoans. The expedition began in 2009 and TARA has been sailing the oceans of the globe ever since.