15th conference of the French Association of Halieutics in Brest

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The 15th conference of the French Association of Halieutics, will take place at the end of June in Brest, on the theme “Fisheries systems facing crises“.

Workshops will be held on 27 (at IUEM in Plouzané) and 28 June 2022 (at Pôle numérique du Bouguen, in Brest).

The conference itself will be held from 29 June to 1 July 2022, also at the Pôle numérique du Bouguen in Brest.

The programme can be downloaded here, and the registration file here.

Link to the AFH website (take the opportunity to join AFH!).

“Polar Bathyfolage” exhibition


Our colleague Erwan Amice exhibits his photographic work as part of the Vincennes ImagesF festival. during which several photographers will be exhibited, such as photojournalist Pascal Maître, honorary president of VIF 2022.

Find Erwan’s photos from May 17 to June 13 on the Parvis de l’Hôtel de Ville de Vincennes. Click here for the exhibition programme.

More information also on the PhotoTrend website.

Launch of the High Council for the Climate in Brittany (HCBC)

At the initiative of the Region, the Haut Conseil Breton pour le Climat (High Council for the Climate in Brittany) (HCBC) will be responsible for informing the political choices of regional elected officials in terms of climate change. This consultative body, bringing together 20 experts, whose creation was acted during the Regional Council meeting of 24/02/2022 to 26/02/2022, was installed this Friday 13 May in Rennes, for 6 years, by President Loïg Chesnais-Girard.

Among the experts, two are members of the IUEM, Anne-Marie Tréguier CNRS oceanographer at LOPS, and Luis Tito de Morais marine ecologist from IRD, former director of LEMAR.

Anne-Marie Tréguier co-chairs the HCBC with Vincent Dubreuil, Professor of Geography at Rennes 2 University.

Find some of the media coverage here:


RESILIENCE oceanographic cruise – 19 April to 24 May 2022

Marion Dufresne vessel

RESILIENCE campaign logo

The RESILIENCE oceanographic campaign will take place in the Indian Ocean from 19 April to 24 May 2022. About 50 international scientists, led by Jean-François Ternon, IRD researcher at UMR MARBEC, have embarked on board the ship Marion Dufresne, from Reunion Island, to study the interactions between physics and biology at “small scale” (~10km). The scientists will travel to eddy-front areas in the Mozambique Channel and the east coast of South Africa.

RESILIENCE cruise route

RESILIENCE cruise route with the three sampling sites: southern Mozambique Channel, north of the east coast of South Africa and south of Durban

Scientists from France (MARBEC, ENTROPIE, LEMAR, LOCEAN, LOG, LOPS, MIO), South Africa (3 Universities – Qqeberha, Cape Town, Stellenbosch), Mozambique, the UK and the USA are participating, including members of our acoustic platform.

The campaign hosts a Floating University with 20 students and 2 supervisors, from the Universities of Bretagne Occidentale (UBO), Littoral Côte d’Opale (ULCO) and Côte d’Azur (UCA).

Understanding the role of eddies in biological productivity and ecosystem structuring

The main objective of the RESILIENCE campaign is to study physical-biological interactions at small scales (~1-10 km), particularly on front zones at the edge of mesoscale eddies (~100km) that are numerous in the Mozambique Channel. The aim of the mission is to understand the role of physical processes (vertical exchanges in particular) on a small scale – well described by modelling but difficult to observe at sea – on the biological productivity and structuring of pelagic ecosystems. Coupled measurements of the various parameters will help to answer these questions. Frontal areas are often the place where fish, birds and marine mammals aggregate. In the context of climate change, it is predicted that the intensity of these fronts will vary in the future with possible consequences for these ecosystems. “The results of the campaign will therefore contribute to a study of the consequences of these changes on the exploited ecosystems of the area (food security issue for the riparian countries),” explains Jean-François Ternon. The geographical area sampled will be the centre of the Mozambique Channel and the east coast of South Africa. There are marked eddy structures in these areas, in contrasting hydrodynamic contexts (numerous fronts in the centre of the Mozambique Channel, eddy-coast interactions to the north of the east coast of South Africa, a semi-permanent eddy south of Durban, located between the coast and the Agulhas Current). As the eddies studied are by nature mobile structures, the sampling plan will be continuously adapted by real-time analysis of satellite data (altimetry, water colour) carried out on board.

Find here the press release on the campaign.

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Ecology, environment and biodiversity day in Brest

Ecology, environment and biodiversity week

This day is organised by the CNRS on Monday 30 May 2022, in Brest under the aegis of the laboratories of the Ecology and Environment Partnership Facility (DIPEE). It is part of the first National Week in Ecology, Environment and Biodiversity which will be held from 30 May to 3 June 2022. Numerous events will take place throughout France, thanks to the 11 Ecology and Environment Partnership Arrangements (DIPEE).

This event in Brest is an opportunity to bring together researchers, partners and local stakeholders around scientific, environmental and societal issues and the opportunity to showcase the scientific expertise of CNRS laboratories in ecology, environment and biodiversity.

Many LEMAR researchers will present their work. Registration is free but mandatory (before May 20, subject to availability).

Find the programme, information and registration form here.

The event will take place at the Pôle Numérique Brest Iroise (PNBI), 305 Av. Alexis de Rochon, 29280 Plouzané, in the immediate vicinity of the IUEM.