• About

    European Marine Information is an association aiming at promoting communication and innovative projects inside the marine sciences area. The idea is to develop an international network about marine sciences allowing the relationship in between the different disciplines dealing with the oceans, seas and their resources.

    • We want to develop a platform for marine sciences to link different disciplines dealing with the marine domain and its resources. We approach the marine environment by seeking a better understanding of the oceans and a rational management of their resources. We want to enable a wide audience to have access to quality information about the current state of work done on the marine environment, mainly in terms of climatology, ecological resource management and ecosystem evolution. By developing a participatory network on marine sciences, we want to bring together students and researchers interested in joint projects to provide innovative solutions for sustainable resource development and provide a new tool for cooperation in the maritime field .
    • Our project aims to bring out innovative projects in the direction of sustainability and sustainable management of ocean resources. We currently carry three different projects around several themes (environment, biodiversity, fisheries, aquaculture ...). It also aims to democratize and publicize the issues around marine resources to a wider community.
  • Projects

    One of our priority is to promote innovation in the marine sciences area

    Please find here the innovative projects we are supporting

    Don't hesitate to submit your project!

     

    "La Route du Corail": act for the Coral Reef of Reunion Island

    Authors: F. Joubert

    Abstract:

    With current issues of pollution and climate change, the coral reef is in danger. These organisms are of considerable importance for marine and coastal life as they provide shelter for many species but also protect the coastline from erosion. Reef Check, an international organization, was created to carry out research on coral reef conservation. It radiates about 40 countries and territories of the tropical zone. The research carried out by this organization are mainly based on volunteerism and therefore involve the participation of various volunteers in the exploration and evaluation of coral reef health. "La Route du Corail" is a project launched by Reef Check to provide solutions to the progressive death of corals. It is set up on the Reunion island (West Indian Ocean), since it is the seat of many coral reefs. Among the different areas concerned by this project, the Saint-Leu lagoons will be examined around January 2018.

    Preventing vibriosis infections of fishes in aquaculture thanks to satellite remote sensing

    Authors: P. Calvy, J. Danto, C. Laskar, J. Gonçalves

    Abstract:

    Diseases like Vibriosis due to Vibrio anguillarum are known as important issues in aquaculture. Indeed, it causes a huge economic deficit for production of many fish species like sea bream and bass. Satellite remote sensing offers a new possibility to detect bacterial population growth. A link between phytoplankton blooms and vibrio cholerae expansion has already been shown, allowing preventing some cholera epidemics.

    Spatial observations could provide both images and predictions to create a model of the possible contaminated areas over time. Based on biological studies and satellite forecasts; it would be possible to predict the next areas potentially contaminated by the bacteria. Those predictions would allow farmers to move their parks outside of the area where the disease is located. Farms are more and more equipped with mobile parks, and it would be an opportunity to optimize their movements. Furthermore, it would also be a way to adjust antibiotic treatments on fishes, showing the best moment to use medicines. This information could be integrated in a fish farming application with other climate information provided by Copernicus system.

    How to protect humpback whales with remote sensing and acoustic methods

    Authors: P. Calvy, C. Magot

    Abstract:

    Most of the information available over humpback whale behaviour are provided by flight or boat observations. Additional data can be used to understand their migratory movements and to avoid to disrupt them. This study shows how remote sensing and acoustic methods can be used to protect whales of human activities. Two techniques are described: the acoustic method with the integrated submarine surveillance system and the satellite method (telemetry) which is used to measure indicators from a high distance. The latter is based on the ARGOS system as well as many other tools like tags that can be used for creating models and maps. Furthermore, the study of their habitat is essential to understand their movements. Two indicators can render the presence of cetaceans: The Sea Surface Temperature, whose data are obtained by satellite imagery, and the chlorophyll a concentration which is an indicator of the photosynthetic activity of the planktons and whose data are obtained by the SeaWIFS satellite. So far, the studies have shown a correlation between the cold waters, the chlorophyll a concentration and the presence of cetaceans. Besides, other factors have an influence on the repartition of the humpback whales, especially the climatic phenomenon El Niño in the Pacific and the topography of the seabed. These methods could help in making maps that indicate the areas frequented by the cetaceans and thus establishing a speed limit intended for boats, indeed, collisions are an important factor of mortality. Other solutions canbe conceivable to protect them such as the setting up of repellent with modulatory frequencies and pulse signals on boat. The importance of prevention has to be emphasized since the human activities are a threat to their habitat and can lead to their death.

  • Events

    Blue Invest 2018

    17 May 2018, Brussels, Belgium
    A match-making event that brings together innovators and the financial community to boost the economic potential of the ocean while protecting its marine resources.

    BioMarine Business Convention

    2-4 October 2018, Cascais, Portugal

    If you are a Start-up or an SME, this year at BioMarine 12 selected SMEs from all over the world will have the opportunity to present their project to a large audience composed of industrials, investors and scientists. The pitching will take place inside MyBlueCity, an immersive thematic expo, where industry will present their most innovative products and services through demos.

    Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference

    23-24 October 2018, Vigo, Spain

    The annual Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference offers a great transnational publicity opportunity to deliver the AAP key messages and further promote awareness of its achievements. The annual conference is the central hub for stakeholders of the Atlantic Strategy to meet, seek ways of cooperation, share information and identify funding and financial opportunities and partnerships for their projects and business.

  • They speak of us

    The Good Festival

    The world’s biggest celebration of Sustainable innovation!
    The Swiss event regroups the future of sustainability of the blue planet.

    Lilo

    We are now on the french search engine Lilo.

    Each research can help us to support financially our project!

    STIL

    The technologies and innovation salon is held by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Sitzerland

    ApoliMer

    We used our computer skills to develop the new website of ApoliMer.

    ApoliMer is a research strucutre of the CNRS for Political Anthropology of the Sea.

    REFEDD

    It is the french student network for the sustainable development

    SOA

    Sustainable Ocean Alliance is a youth-led organization that empowers the next generation to become leaders in preserving the health and sustainability of our oceans

    One Less Straw

    The OneLessStraw pledge campaign strives to educate the public about the dangers of single use plastic straws, its effects on our health, our environment, and our oceans.

  • Team

    Jules DANTO

    22 years old

    Jules has been interested, from an early age, in the marine environment, he grew up on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean and experience has led him to study in sea sciences. He met Pierre on his return from Sweden when he joined Bordeaux Sciences Agro for a training as an Agronomist Engineer. He is now studying in Agrocampus Ouest in Rennes to be specialized in the fisheries and coastal ecosystems management.

    Pierre CALVY

    23 years old

    Passionate about cetaceans, Pierre is a graduate from Pierre & Marie Curie University and continues his studies in an Engineering school about fisheries managment. In 2015, he noticed with Jules the potential of the scientific community in marine biology to be gathered. Together, they launch European Marine Information.

    Clément LASKAR

    22 years old

    Born in Paris, Clement has always deal with computer sciences. He met Pierre & Jules around a project of management in aquaculture through satellite remote sensing and modelling in a farming by satellite competition. As a strong environmentalist, he decided to join his skills on programming and in sustainable development to improve the project. He not only brings his informatic expertise but also his open-minded point of view!

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