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MYCTOPHIDAE, a travel in deep seas | A Festival Ressac exhibition

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The oceans? A vastness, a wealth and one of the keys to the functioning of life on our planet. And yet the mysteries are still many. In this partially known world, lanternfish or myctophidae, are very abundant from the equator to the coldest areas, from the surface to several hundred metres deep.

Who are they, what do they look like, what are they doing there? How can we unravel the enigma of this environment that is impossible to observe with our eyes?

 

Led by Gildas Roudaut, some scientists (IRD, CNRS, MNHN, CPS) have initiated a dialogue with a class of Applied Arts (STD2A) of the Vauban High School in Brest.

These exchanges gave rise to an exhibition, MYCTOPHIDAE, presented at the IUEM, and a magazine, La Lanterne, created with the support of the UBO and the IRD as part of the Ressac Festival .

The exhibition can be visited at the Bibiothèque Universitaire du Bouguen (10, av. Victor le Gorgeu, Brest), from 18 November 2019 to 6 January 2020.

It is also available in pDF format (low resolution), on this page.

Exposition Myctophidae

The magazine La Lanterne is available for download here.

 

Credits:

Editing and proofreading: Gildas Roudaut, Jérémie Habasque, Anne Lebourges-Dhaussy, Cindy Dupoux, Élodie Vourey, Anna Conchon, Cédric Cotté, Antoine Choplin, Yves Cherel, Sébastien Hervé
Graphic design and layout: Sébastien Hervé assisted by Fred Grunchec and Pauline Ferrec
Acknowledgements: IRD’s Scientific and Technological Culture Mission, Christine Paillard and Emmanuelle Dilasser

Plastik Panic in the ocean: the exhibition facing the harbor

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Thursday 29 April 2021 was inaugurated the exhibition “Plastik Panic in the Ocean”, in the presence of three vice-presidents of Brest Métropole, members of LEMAR and the scientific mediation team of Océanopolis.

This exhibition of 16 large-format photographs has been installed on the Promenade du Moulin Blanc, outside Océanopolis. Free of charge and accessible to all walkers, it will remain visible, facing the most beautiful harbour in the world, that of Brest of course, until 7 November 2021.

 

From left to right: Ika PAUL-PONT, Yohann NEDELEC (vice-president of Brest métropole in charge of major projects), Arnaud HUVET, Tristan FOVEAU (vice-president of Brest métropole in charge of sustainable waste management), Laurent PERON (vice-president of Brest métropole in charge of the coast) and Erwan AMICE.

 

Combining scientific and artistic contributions, the aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness among as wide a public as possible of the problems of plastic pollution in our oceans and to support actions in favour of sober use and responsible consumption. The photographs on display show this pollution on our coastline, from the macro to the micro-waste, we follow the scientists from the sampling to the laboratory and end up with concrete solutions and ways to act. This scientific mediation and awareness-raising initiative is part of the objectives of the Preventing Plastic Pollution (PPP) project.

This exhibition is the result of a partnership between members of LEMAR and the scientific mediation teams of Océanopolis, with the support of Brest-Métropôle. We learned of the sudden death of its initiator, Anne Rognant a few days before this inauguration. We would like to pay tribute here to the inspiring woman she was, and to her immeasurable work for the sharing of knowledge.

<Design and production : Océanopolis & Laboratoire des Sciences de l’Environnement Marin (LEMAR)
Photographs: © Erwan Amice / CNRS – © Sébastien Hervé / UBO – © Ifremer / Stephane Lesbats – © Esther Nonnonhou / Le Mans Université – © Maria-Luisa PEDROTTI / Marie-Emmanuelle KERROS / Groupe IMME / LOV / CNRS Photothèque – © Cyril FRESILLON / OOV / LOV / CNRS Photothèque
Text: Ika Paul-Pont (CNRS), Arnaud Huvet (Ifremer), Sébastien Hervé (UBO), Erwan Amice (CNRS), Anne Rognant (Océanopolis), Tristan Hatin (Océanopolis), Lionel Feuillassier (Océanopolis)

 

More information on the Océanopolis website