Patricia Ricard

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President of the Paul Ricard Oceanographic Institute.

Advisor for the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (EESC)

Tara is important because every cause needs a symbol. For me, Tara is like a new Calypso. In addition, Tara represents something I love – teamwork and cooperation. It’s very tempting to want to navigate alone, but we can understand and protect the ocean only by all working together, pooling our know-how and uniting our efforts. Many boats bear corporate logos, but ultimately their goal is to surpass each other in competitions. I think Tara helps us to surpass ourselves – in knowledge and awareness. Tara provides a practical and extraordinarily attractive platform for research scientists. I find Tara’s mission remarkably useful and intelligent.