Beach

Information on the collection

Saturday 31 May 2014 | 10h-12h30
Plage des Charmettes
Plage des charmettes, 83140 Six Fours les Plages, France

Some details regarding the organisation:

A l'occasion de son escale aux Embiez, l'expédition Tara Méditerranée réalise son Initiative Océane!
Nous vous attendons avec gants et bonne humeur pour une lutte contre les déchets!

Les participants de cette opération auront l'opportunité d'aller visiter le bateau Tara à quai sur les Embiez et ouvert au grand public pendant l'après midi.

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The TARA expedition in the Mediterranean has the objective of studying micro-plastics and increasing public awareness on environmental issues. From May to November 2014, the expedition made more than twenty stops around the Mediterranean during which Surfrider in its role as educational partner intervened in three main ways chosen in function of the specifics of each navigation. In Marseilles, Genoa, or even Barcelona, an interactive, multi-media exposition dealing with pollution in the water throughout the water cycle was installed. During other stops, awareness-raising stands on our work themes (marine litter, water quality, maritime transport, artificialisation, and patrimony) were put in place allowing for awareness to be raised for the public coming to discover the schooner. Lastly, some Ocean Initiatives were organised. The succession of these different stages represents a "maritime caravan" for us, symbolising the journey of marine litter through the various steps of the water cycle.