Blake Tara Ambassador
The Blake Tara Ambassador Programme will be an oceanographic voyage from Fiji to New Zealand. Ambassadors will join Tara Expedition crew conducting ocean going measurements throughout the transit. A strong background in marine sciences such as oceanography, marine biology or chemistry is preferred. Ambassadors need to be willing to spend time at sea in variable conditions.
Time frame: 11 – 18 June 2017
The schooner Tara, formerly known as Seamaster was Sir Peter Blake’s vessel where he led environmental expeditions to Antarctica and the Amazon for blakexpeditions during 2001.
Today, the schooner is owned by Tara Expeditions, a French Non-Profit organisation active since 2003 in favour of the environment. A legendary boat built for extreme conditions, Tara is the platform for high-level scientific research missions.
Tara’s scientific expeditions study three main research themes: Ocean and Mankind, Ocean and Biodiversity, Ocean and Climate.
For 13 years Tara has been constantly on the move: The schooner has travelled 300,000 kilometres across all the world’s oceans. Tara has accomplished 10 expeditions to study and understand the impacts of climate change and the ecological crisis on the ocean, with concrete results.
Tara Expeditions works daily to increase environmental awareness among the general public and young people. Through his special consultative status at the United Nations, Tara Expeditions also develops a long-term advocacy plan to mobilize civil society and encourage politicians to act concretely on the solutions we all need for the planet.
Applications are Closed