The project has three specific objectives: (1) To identify strategic management orientations for the crab fishery in Madagascar. (2) To define and implement a sustainable management of the fishery through a collective approach. (3) To enhance the Malagasy scientific expertise and capacities in the field of sustainable fisheries.
This project, with a regional vocation, aims first of all to develop new data on the future climate (by 2100) and to analyze the sectoral impacts, an essential basis to facilitate the formulation of adaptation plans to climate change in Wallis and Futuna, French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.
CoralCare aims at understanding gene functions and pathways that lead to thermal tolerance in corals and help corals adapt to warming oceans, using cutting-edge CRISPR genome-editing. The project will be tackled by: (1) scaling-up the CRISPR/Cas9 method for high-throughput gene editing during the short annual coral spawning, and establishing the CRISPR/dCas9 method for gene regulation in corals; (2) editing corals using the two CRISPR methods to test the function of candidate genes.
The objective of the project is to propose a training workshop on "open science" with a component on the management of research data and an initiation to their processing. This workshop will be open to students and researchers and in particular to members of the MIKAROKA International Mixed Laboratory (UMR ENTROPIE, UMR MARBEC, CNRO, IH.SM) interested in the marine reef domain of Madagascar. The management of research data is an issue that is not yet well addressed in university training in Madagascar. However, its necessity is increasingly recognized, especially in the context of research reproducibility, data management plans and the recent multiplication of work related to the emergence of artificial intelligence.
L'objectif de ce projet est de mettre à jour les agents de terrain du Vanuatu Fisheries Department pour évaluer quantitativement le blanchissement, réaliser des bouturages et transplantations de coraux, et lutter contre les dommages causés par les acanthasters, organisé autour d’ateliers pratiques et théoriques réalisés à la fois en Nouvelle-Calédonie et au Vanuatu
MARECO was born from the collaboration between scientists wishing to transmit their knowledge for a better management of coral reefs. The kit contains three educational games and a booklet for educators to raise awareness of the fragility of this ecosystem among children aged 5 to 11. It is also used as a research tool on several sites (Vanuatu, Madagascar, Reunion, Mayotte...)
The main objective of the project is to increase the capacity of the National Meteorological Services of the countries concerned in forecasting and impact on local communities of coastal flooding risks. Also, the project allows the integration of French territories (New Caledonia) in the implementation of the Regional Coastal Alert Bulletin Network.
ReefTEMPS is a network of sensors of temperature, pressure, salinity and other observables in the coastal domain of the South, West and South West Pacific, operated by UMR ENTROPIE. ReefTEMPS is a National Observation Service (SNO) part of the French research infrastructure "littoral and coastal environments" IR ILICO.
The SUBSISTANCE project aims to develop (i) an updated reference list of marine invertebrate species currently consumed by coastal communities in the region, based on in situ analyses of fishermen's catches; (ii) an automated tool for the identification of fished species, based on pattern recognition techniques using artificial intelligence (deep learning).
A preliminary study, aiming to clarify the role of inter-species assemblages in the face of increasing water temperature, revealed that the association of the corals Pocillopora damicornis and Acropora cytherea with the clam Tridacna maxima, results in a systematic antifouling effect and the death of the clams when water temperature increases. This project aims to reveal the source and nature of the molecule(s) responsible for these effects.