June 2nd - July 16th, 2016
fonds de dotation agnès b. works in partnership with numerous local and international organizations to help the most vulnerable sections of the population. The aim of ensuring a fairer distribution of the world’s resources also drives our support of Fondation Tara Océan and its ocean research programs.
This project came out of the deep-rooted humanist vision and shared passion for the oceans of its founders, agnès b and her son Etienne Bourgois. The two philanthropists bought Tara, a modern schooner in 2003 in order to carry out scientific and environmental missions. As main supporters of Fondation Tara Océan, their ecological activism has been ongoing for more than ten years.
Fondation Tara Océan, the first French foundation devoted to ocean research, uses Tara to develop open, innovative and unparalleled ocean science in order to predict and better anticipate the impact of climate change. Its state-of-the-art scientific expertise is deployed to raise awareness and educate younger generations as well as inciting political leaders to action and providing developing countries with access to the latest research. Fondation Tara Océan is an UN special observer and participates actively in the UN’s 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals program.