Monday, April 25, 2022
Discovering the flora and fauna of the Mediterranean
Since its origin, in January 2011, the philanthropic association of general interest OceanoScientific primarily targets young people in CE2-CM1-CM2 classes with the aim of making them RESPECT and LOVE the Ocean. To this end, Carla Di Santo, Scientific Coordinator & Diving Manager of theOceanoScientific Expeditions, assisted The Sea Workshop on Wednesday April 13 to take a group of twenty-four girls and boys aged six to twelve on a snorkeling trip to raise their awareness of the marine environment and to discover the animals of the Mediterranean shallows in their natural habitat. These children are from one of the programs offered by Synergy Family, co-founded by Laurent Choukroun and Frank Tortel, which has offered for more than ten years the opportunity for all kinds of activities aimed at individual and collective development. This trip to sea, financed by"Marseille Capital of the Sea", registered in operation "A step towards the sea", resulting from the collaboration of four partners: Marseille Capitale de la Mer, Synergie Family, Le Cercle des Nageurs and the CMA CGM Foundation. Thus, children learn to swim and live edutainment experiences to understand, love and respect the sea. Let us remember on this occasion that "Marseille Capital of the Sea" brings together the living forces of the Marseille city, whether economic, cultural, industrial, craft, sporting, gastronomic, environmental, academic, social, or institutional, to enhance the sea as an urban resource. The association team OceanoScientific is therefore happy to support this initiative to raise awareness of the major role of the sea in our urban lives.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Coral Reefs 2023-2030
Discovering little-known marine organisms
of unexplored French coral reefs in the Eparses Islands.
Inventory of the rich biodiversity of exceptional sites.
Development of new molecules of interest
for the benefit of human Health and Well-being.
The OceanoScientific Expeditions 2023-2030 consist in bioprospecting the coral reefs of the five Eparses Islands (France) : Glorioso, Juan de Nova, Bassas da India, Tromelin, and Europa.
The inhabited island of Juan de Nova is located in the Mozambique Channel (Indian Ocean), offshore to the west of the center of Madagascar, an area renowned for its fantastic biodiversity. In this image from the TAAF, the observer sees a paradisiacal island of pristine white sand. The sailor sees a site with fearsome reefs, renowned for its shipwrecks, without any shelter in case of bad weather.