Tara stopped in Miami before heading to the Pacific [fr]
Tara, the legendary French research schooner, docked in downtown Miami at Epic Marina, from June 28th to July 5th, 2016 for her first port of call of her expedition “Tara Pacific.” The schooner is heading now to the Asia-Pacific region for a mission that will last more than two years to study coral reefs and ocean biodiversity facing climate change impacts.
At the time of this port of call in Miami, the first conference of a series of French American Climate Talks on Ocean / FACT-O, was held in Miami Dade College on July 1st to discuss how climate change impacts coral reefs and ocean biodiversity.
In association with the French Embassy, agnès B., University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and Florida International University, Ocean & Climate Platform, the conference got toghether the following panelists:
Romain Troublé, Executive Director of Tara Expeditions Foundation,
Dr. Andrew C.Baker, University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Department of Marine Biology and Ecology,
Dr. Michael Heithaus, Executive Director, School of Environment, Arts and Society Florida International University,
Dr. Jeremy Kiszka, Marine Science Department, Florida International University,
Richard Snow, President and CEO of the International SeaKeepers Society
Philippe Létrilliart, Consul General of France in Miami.
Public visits followed the conference on July 3rd and 4th; visitors were welcomed on board by Tara’s crew.