The chance to see what an oceanographic research ship looks like inside and to find out what everyday life is like on board during an expedition to the Antarctic. That's what's on offer this weekend on board the legendary scientific schooner Tara, which will be moored at the city's Moll de la Fusta from tomorrow (Friday) until Sunday. The ship will be open to the public in collaboration with Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona (FNOB) and as part of the run-up to the II International Ocean Research Conference in November. The visit, which is free and takes place in the afternoon (3pm to 7pm), will also tell visitors more about the current state of the world's oceans and the need to protect them.
Over 20,000 students from some one hundred schools from Spain and beyond have already signed up for some of the free activities offered by the Barcelona World Race educational programme; the two-crew, round the world regatta setting off from the Catalan capital on the 31st of December this year.