Tara Expeditions comes to London
agnes b. is a name renowned throughout the world for her understated and chic fashion that evokes the style the French are famous for. Agnes is also famous for her work with film, as a humanitarian, philanthropist and her role in helping to raise awareness of climate change.
As well as fashion, art and cinema, Agnes has used her name to help many good causes around the world including Les Rostos Du Coeur, Handicap Sans Frontiers, Act Up and Medicins du Monde. On the subject of her philanthropy, Agnes sees it as her duty to help prevent ecological catastrophes.
For the past twelve years she has been supporting her environmental research ship, Tara. The director of the schooner is her son Etienne Bourgois and their goal is to learn more about the impact of climate change on ecosystems. One of their main objectives is to increase environmental awareness among the general public and the young through their Tara Junior Outreach programme.
“We know more about the moon than the oceans. Despite their enormous capacity to absorb CO2, we know that the chemical parameters of the ocean are in the process of changing: the impact of local and global pollution, over fishing, and the rise in surface water temperatures are all real.” says Etienne Bourgois.
Tara will be arriving in London on 9th September on her way to Paris Climate Conference and will be open to the public on 12th and 13th, where she will be moored in West India Dock, Canary Wharf, London. There you will be able to find out more about the research work and meet the scientists who work on the vessel. "Beyond the cutting-edge science, this adventure is also about showing people all over the world how important the ocean is for well-being." says Eric Karsenti, director of Tara Oceans. The world needs a healthy ocean that sustains all life forms.
Tara has completed eight successful expeditions – to Greenland, Antartica, Patagonia, Southern Georgia, the Artic and all over the world and last made a stop in London in 2012. For her latest expedition, Tara Oceans is making her first attempt to make a global study of marine plankton , a complex and largely unknown subject – the results could take upto ten years to study.
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