TARA’S 500 DAYS OF DRIFTING IN THE ARTIC SEA

Exhibition From February 18 to March 4 | Maha Bandoola Park

Opening | 18 February 2019

TARA’S 500 DAYS OF DRIFTING IN THE ARTIC SEA

By Francis Latreille | Curated by Jean Loh

The Arctic Ocean is warming faster than any other region on Earth, and the world is already feeling the effects: rising sea levels and severe weather events. The Tarasailboat was deliberately trapped in pack ice in the Arctic Ocean. It emerged almost two years later, after drifting more than 2500 kilometers—an extraordinary journey undertaken without engine or sail. The scientists on board had to survive in extreme conditions to study the phenomena related to climate change in high latitudes. They conducted studies in the atmosphere up to an altitude of 2000 meters, and in the Arctic Ocean to a depth of more than 4000 meters.