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ESA (European Space Agency)

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

ESA is an international organisation with 20 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.


ADEME is a French public authority under the aegis of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Research. It contributes to the implementation of public policy in fields such as the environment, energy and sustainable development. ADEME is a committed partner to the Foundation La main à la pâte in providing sustainable development education, scientific expertise and financial support in order to freely distribute the teaching guide to teachers

SHOM (Naval hydrographic and oceanographic service)

SHOM is the French public operator for statistics and figures for maritime and coastal geography. A public administration establishment under the aegis of the Department of Defence, its aim is to find information and describe the physical marine environment in its relationships with the atmosphere, seabeds and coastal areas, foresee changes, and ensure the corresponding information is disseminated. This consists of three key activities: the hydrography of France, support to defence entities and support to public policies concerning the sea and coastal regions.

Expéditions TARA

Tara Expeditions is a French not-for-profit initiative that began in 2003 in support of the environment and research, thanks to a legendary ship: the schooner Tara. This project was borne out of a passion for the ocean and the humanist, authentic and committed vision of its creators, agnès b and Etienne Bourgois.

Tara Expeditions’ goal is threefold: Ocean and Humans, Ocean and Biodiversity and Ocean and Climate, to study and understand the impact of climate change and the ecological crisis on the Ocean, with tangible results.

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