Dates / Project duration
January 2010 - December 2012 / 3 years
Field of action :
Increase knowledge of biodiversity
Oceans of the globe
Project sponsor(s) :
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.