Tara 2019 Leg 2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Tara (35XI)
Cruise identifier2019 Leg 2
Cruise period2019-06-08 — 2019-06-11
Port of departureSaint-Malo, France
Port of returnLondon, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe TARA Europe Expedition aims to meet several complementary goals

1. Evaluate the composition of microplastics to better understand their origin.
2. Explore the fragmentation of plastics to nano-plastics.
3. Evaluate the effect of plastics on biodiversity.
4. Predict the fate of plastics at sea from riverine inputs.
Chief scientistJean-Francois Ghiglione (Banyuls-sur-mer Oceanological Observatory)
Cruise reportTara 2019 Leg 2 cruise report tara_20190610.pdf (0.84 MB) 
NPRCTara 2019 Leg 2 NPRC tara_20190608.pdf (4.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificThames Estuary