NEXT EVENT: July 2018
International Workshop and Fundraising
in San Diego !
Plankton Planet (P2) is meeting at the SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography and aboard Tara
Wednesday, July 18th
P2 Team Workshop
A full day devoted to addressing P2 research millestones, progress, challenges, fundraising and next steps.
Thursday, July 19th
Friday, July 20th
Welcome On Board Tara!
2-5PM: Private visits of the famous schooner
6-9PM: Invitation-only VIP reception and evening function aboard of Tara (read more)
J. Craig Venter
Oceans and Human Health in the Future
Colomban de Vargas
Sail4Science: Seatizen sailing oceanography to take the pulse of our ocean
Plankton Arts: imaging and imagining the ocean microbiome
Next generation ocean modelling
Plankton is the basis of the food chain for entire ocean and beyond. It produces more than 50% of oxygen that we breath. It is also a major climate regulator, absorbing manmade CO2 emissions. Ranging from viruses to animals, the biodiversity of plankton is vast, largely unexplored, and little understood. The planet’s changing climate and ocean acidification are already impacting plankton populations.
Plankton Planet’s mission is to provide the data necessary to enhance our understanding of our evolving planet at this critical juncture. By combining this dynamic biological information about plankton populations with new models of our ocean’s systems, we will be able to better predict changes to our blue planet…..Read more