Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Tara International Polar Station (TIPS)

Tara Ocean Foundation (FTO)

Arctic Ocean, Create a digital representation of the Ocean, Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Increase community resilience to ocean hazards, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, Sustainably feed the global population, Understand and beat marine pollution, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

With the ongoing melting of the Arctic ice pack, there is an urgent need for action.

The Tara Ocean Foundation – first foundation in France dedicated to the Ocean to be recognized of public utility – will return to the North Pole with a new concept of a floating polar station to pursue long-term scientific research and monitoring in the Central Arctic Ocean. Similar to the International Space Station (ISS), the Tara International Polar Station (TIPS) will become an inhabited station with the aim of conducting drift expeditions starting from 2024 to study and highlight the effects and consequences of climate change on this specific Arctic region and on the global ocean.

Start Date: 01/01/2020

End Date: 31/12/2030


Romain Troublé, Director General:;