The topics of interest are reef-lagoon ecosystems, particularly in atoll environments, from the point of view of functioning and uses. The activity in 2020 concerns more particularly the functioning of the lagoons of the Tuamotu atolls in French Polynesia and the Cook Islands, and the pearl and aquaculture activity (see

Various valorization works resulting from projects now completed continue on the scale of the extended Coral Triangle, i.e. from Indonesia to Melanesia essentially. These projects are more particularly concerned with conservation (habitat mapping, identification of remarkable areas, connectivity between reef complexes, systematic planning approaches, etc.).

Study areas
French Polynesia, Indo-Pacific

Ongoing research programs

ANR MANA (Management of Atolls)

Technical and scientific skills
Remote sensing, use of spatial products in modeling and management