SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 14, July 2016 - Page 27

Tara Pacific in numbers

• 11th Tara expedition since 2003

• 2-year voyage - May 2016 to September 2018

• 30 countries visited

• 70 stopovers

• 100,000 km covered

• 40 archipelagos systematically analyzed and compared

•26 institutions and research laboratories collaborating

•10 sites to be the subject of targeted studies about local

issues, including 5 sites in 2016-2017

•40,000 samples collected in 2 years

•70 scientists embarking from 8

different countries

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