2012 - TARA is back!

Tara Oceans Expedition, a unique scientific expedition, a commitment for the planet.

Here is a list of events which will take place in July and August 2012 in Dún Laoghaire:

- The “Tara”vessel in Dún Laoghaire Harbour
Tara in the Pacific Ocean, by Aldine Amiel, Copyright: Kahikai, Tara Oceans, Date: 2010 - JPEG
Tara boat mooring at East Pier – 10th to 13th of July
The “Tara” is a 36 m long, 10m large expedition sailing boat in aluminium (It is coming from Lorient and will sail off to Brest, city twinned with Dún Laoghaire). It will arrive on the 10th of July at 4pm and will leave on the 13th of July in the evening.
Captain: Loic Valette
Welcoming Flotilla – 4pm the 10th of July - Everyone welcome!
Guided tours aboard the “Tara” vessel by a crew member – 11th and 12th of July
Berth: East Pier number 1
General public visits from 1 pm until 6 pm public visits on first come first served basis.
3 to 4 groups of 8 to 12 people/h (up to 336 people in total)
The accessibility is limited on the boat.
For more information contact Emmanuel at emmanuel.reynaud@ucd.ie

- Film Premiere “Planet Ocean”
Shark Bay - Planet Ocean movie - Yann Arthus-Bertrand, © Yann Arthus-Bertrand - JPEG
A film by Yann Arthus-Bertand and Michael Pitiot produced by Hope, with the support of Omega, in association with Tara Expeditions.
Film screening + round table
12th of July
Venue: Assembly Room, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire
150 people fully booked
6.30 – 7.00 pm Reception
7.00 – 7.20 Welcoming opened by the Lord Mayor of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, the Ambassador of France in Ireland, Vice-President for Research at University College Dublin and a Comhairle na nÓg representative.
7.20 – 9 pm “Planet Ocean” Movie
9 – 9.30 Panel discussion opened by Prof. Desmond Fitzgerald (UCD) with Michael Pitiot, co-director of the film, Dr Eric Karsenti, Scientific Project Director of the Tara Oceans Expedition and Dr Emmanuel G. Reynaud, UCD scientist who coordinate the imaging platform onboard Tara during the entire expedition.

- World Longest Exhibition of Tara Oceans Expedition pictures
Tara Oceans Expedition is the very first attempt to make a global study of marine plankton.
Studying plankton is like taking the pulse of our planet. Recently, scientists have discovered the great importance of plankton for the climate. In a context of rapid physico-chemical changes, it is urgent to understand and predict the evolution of these particular ecosystems.
115 000kms, 27 000 samples, 100 scientists, 50 countries crossed in 2 ½ years.

Outside Exhibition – 10th of July (Delayed due to the rain) to 3rd of August
50 posters - permanent exhibition
Diatom - Luis Gutierrez TaraOceans UCD 2011 - JPEGPart 1: “Tara Oceans, A Worldwide Portrait of Marine Plankton”

Part 2: “Tara, a scientific vessel”

Venues : East Pier, Battery, Dún Laoghaire Harbour

Inside exhibition in the lighthouse – 10th to 16th of July
Newpark Comprehensive School - JPEGPart 3: “20,000 leagues under the sea, a school project”. Exhibition of creative drawings and sculptures by pupils from Newpark Comprehensive School
15 posters
This facility will be open to the public on a restricted basis.
For more information contact Laetitia at laetitia.tessier@newparkschool.ie

Inside exhibition in the National Maritime Museum of Ireland – 10th of July (Delayed) to 31st of August
Culcita novaeguineae - Cushion star - Eric Roettinger Kahikai Tara Oceans 2011 - JPEG
Part 4: Tara Oceans, a coral view
15 posters
Plus public holidays
Entry €5, Family: €10, Unwaged: €3

Part 1, 2 and 4: Exhibitions of pictures selected by the Tara Ocean Imaging coordinator, Dr Emmanuel G. Reynaud, SFI /Stokes Lecturer at UCD

- Conference about the Tara Oceans Expedition
Protopteridinium spp - Irish sea - Aine McKeon, Anika Mostaert, Emmanuel G Reynaud, UCD, Dublin - JPEG
“ Tara Oceans : a worldwide journey portraying marine plankton”
By Emmanuel G. Reynaud, UCD, Dublin + Q&A
Venue: National Maritime Museum of Ireland - Dún Laoghaire
13th of July – 7 pm
Up to 140 people
Everyone is welcome.

For more information on these events contact Annaik at a.genson@ambafrance-ie.org

- Other linked event:
ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships 2012 (July 12-21, 2012) - 13th of July 2012, French day
Dublin, City of Science 2012, Euroscience Open Forum 2012 (July 11 – 15) – 12th of July, Eric Karsenti - Keynote Address
UCD Imagine Science Film Festival (July 5 – 17, 2012)
PhotoIreland Festival 2012 (July 1-31, 2012) - From the 9th to the 19th of July, "From Pole to Pole" by Vincent Hilaire
14th of July 2012, Bastille Day

- For more information on the Tara Oceans Expedition
and planet-mag.org for a few pictures of what you will see on Dun Laoghaire East-Pier

- List of partners

Core partners
Tara Oceans Expedition
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company
National Maritime Museum of Ireland - Dún Laoghaire
Embassy of France in Ireland
UCD Imagine Science Film Festival

Associate partners
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Comhairle na nÓg
Science Foundation Ireland
University College Dublin
Fáilte Ireland
Newpark Comprehensive School
Institut Français
Alliance Française
Dún Laoghaire BRAND project

Linked partners

ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships 2012
Dublin, City of Science 2012
PhotoIreland Festival 2012

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