Tara’s program in Sydney


August 18th to 23rd 2017

From August 18th to 23rd, Tara will be berthed at the Darling Harbour Marina, in front of the Australian National Maritime Museum. 




“Sydney will be an opportunity to explain our work, share expertise with the Australian research community and raise public awareness about the environment, with special attention to youth,” says Romain Troublé, executive director of the Tara Expeditions Foundation.

This first stopover in Australia will be the occasion for numerous events: conferences, public visits of the boat, workshops, etc.





August 18th – 10am
Darling Harbour Marina – Heritage Pontoon
For her first time in Australia, Tara will arrive in the port of Darling Harbour Marina in Sydney.



August 18th – 11am
Darling Harbour Marina
The media will be invited aboard to meet the researchers and crew of Tara and visit the schooner.



August 19th – 10am to 12pm // 2pm to 5pm
August 20th – 10am to 12pm // 2pm to 5pm
Free public visits offered by the crew. Explore the schooner, learn about life and research aboard, as well as past expeditions.
Register here


Public Tara Pacific Conference

The Tara Expeditions Foundation and the Australia National Maritime Museum have the honor to invite you to the Tara Pacific Conference taking place August, Sunday 20th from 3 to 5 pm at the Australia National Maritime Museum (meet in Front Foyer)

Details for Public Talk and Q&A Session:
– Opening speech by Michael Harvey, Assistant Director Public Engagement and Research – ANMM
– Role and importance of coral reefs by Serge Planes, Scientific Director – Tara Pacific
– Plankton in tropical surface oceans by Guillaume Bourdin, Deck engineer – Tara Pacific
– ‘Black Reef’ phenomenon by Dr James Hunter, Curator RAN Maritime Archaeology – ANMM
– Life on board Tara by Nicolas de la Brosse, First Mate – Tara Pacific
– Coral Reefs Images by Pete West, Director of Underwater Photography – Tara Pacific
– Q&A session

Please register here. Each person wanting to attend the conference should fill out the form.



August 21st, 2017 – 10am to 1pm // 2pm to 5pm
August 22nd, 2017 – 10am to 1pm
Tara’s crew will give guided tours of the boat for schoolchildren.

Derniere visite des enfants a Onomichi avant le depart de la goelette vers Kobe_credit_NPansiot-2150575Young visitors on Tara’s deck © Noëlie Pansiot / Tara Expeditions Foundation



August 22nd – 4pm
Australian National Marine Museum members are invited to an exclusive VIP tour of Tara.
Register here



August 20th – 1:30pm to 2:30 pm // 3:30pm to 4:30 pm
August 21st – 10am to 1pm // 2pm to 5 pm
August 22nd – 10am to 1pm
Australian National Maritime Museum Theatre
Workshops on plankton for children, open to all and organized by the Australian National Maritime Museum.



August 22nd – 2pm to 5:15 pm
Theatre of the Australian National Maritime Museum
Organized by French Embassy – invitations only
Contact : science.canberra-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr



August 23rd – Time TBC
Darling Harbour Marina
Tara will leave Sydney headed for the Great Barrier Reef to resume scientific activities.


Info : clementine@taraexpeditions.org

Press contact : iban@taraexpeditions.org / elodie@taraexpeditions.org

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