We are thrilled to announce that CMN – Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie, a CMN NAVAL company, has been awarded the contract to build the Tara Polar Station, an unprecedented drifting polar scientific base.
This extraordinary project will embark scientists from all over the world on multiple successive drifts until 2045, in a true scientific and human adventure.
Climatologists, biologists, physicists, glaciologists, oceanographers, artists, physicians, journalists, and sailors will live together aboard the Tara Polar Station to make observations and conduct experiments on site, under temperatures ranging between -20° and -45°C in the heart of the polar night in winter.
This future French mission already brings together prestigious institutions such as the CNRS, the French Polar Institute, the CEA, the CNES in France, Laval University in Quebec, the University of Maine in the United States, the Swiss Polar Institute in Switzerland, Alfred Wegener Institute: Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research in Germany, the Arctic Research Center in Denmark, and many more.
As the shipbuilding company responsible for this unique project, we take great pride in our role in constructing this extraordinary scientific base. Our team is committed to building a state-of-the-art vessel that will meet the needs of this multidisciplinary scientific approach and will provide a safe and comfortable living environment for the scientists and crew aboard.
We are honored to be a part of this ambitious mission and to contribute to the discovery of the many secrets of this still little-known environment, so decisive in understanding the causes and consequences of climate change.