We can’t see ocean microbiomes, but we feel their importance in every breath we take. They produce half the oxygen we breathe and capture a quarter of the CO2 we emit. Climate change is critically impacting the ocean ecosystem, through warming waters, acidification, and plastic pollution.
North Sails supports the Mission Microbiomes of The Tara Océan Fondation understanding how important the seas are to us, what we’re doing to them and how we can all act to sustain them for future generations.
The Tara Océan Fondation is leading a scientific revolution. They developed an open, innovative science laboratory that will enable them to predict, anticipate and better manage tomorrow’s climate risks. The research schooner Tara is a floating laboratory. It has already traveled more than 400.000 kilometers, making stopovers in more than 60 countries.
For the Mission Microbiomes, supported by North Sails, the aim of Tara for the next two years will be to travel 70.000 kilometers from the South Atlantic to The Antarctic, to study the most fundamental tissue of the ocean, the microbiome, and understand its functioning in the context of global climate change.
In April the schooner Tara has arrived in Chile, where a series of stopovers will depart from here aimed at the study and analysis of marine conditions, towards neighboring countries.
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