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Tara Expeditions is a French non-profit organization active since 2003 in favor of the environment. A legendary boat built for extreme conditions, Tara is the platform for high-level scientific research missions.

Initiated by agnes b and Etienne Bourgois, Tara Expeditions developed from their passion for the sea, and their humanistic, engaged vision.

The missions of Tara Expeditions concern 3 main themes:
– Ocean & Mankind
– Ocean & Biodiversity
– Ocean & Climate.

For 15 years Tara has been constantly on the move: The schooner has traveled 300,000 kilometers across all the world’s oceans. We have accomplished 10 expeditions to study and understand the impacts of climate change and the ecological crisis on the ocean, with concrete results.

Tara Expeditions works daily to increase environmental awareness among the general public and young people. Through his special consultative status at the United Nations, Tara Expeditions also develops a long-term advocacy plan to mobilize civil society and encourage politicians to act concretely on the solutions we all need for the planet.

Discover agnès b. and Etienne Bourgois’s interview about their commitment for Tara Expéditions


Map of the 10 expeditions (zoom available)

Tara’s History (zoom available)