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Pose plaques PVC sur la bouée du site MISTRAL pour étude du biofouling
29/08/2019

Last August, several PVC plates were installed on the keel of two special mark buoys in the Mediterranean Sea.

Atelier thématique TROPHIK
14/06/2019

Thematic and scientific workshop in Caen on 14 June.

Campagne en mer APPEAL
29/08/2019

2nd year of monitoring at sea at the Groix et Belle-Île site to study their impact in an integrated manner

GEOSISMEM project
04/05/2019

Reducing the cost of seabed characterization

Panoramic view of Marseille
30/04/2019

Opening of an office in Marseille

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17/09/2019 - Floating offshore wind farm in France: 2 years of scientific surveys on the Groix & Belle-Île pilot site to study its environmental impact in an integrated manner

Following the three scientific surveys carried out in April 2018, August 2018 and May 2019 on the Groix & Belle-Île pilot site, a new survey took place from 29 August to 8 September 2019 as part of the APPEAL collaborative R&D project, coordinated by France Energies Marines and scientifically managed by the University of Western Brittany (UBO). This new survey continues collecting data on the future pilot site ecosystem: measurements of environmental parameters as well as the collection of plankton and benthic animals.
By combining this information from the field with numerical modelling work, the APPEAL project will make it possible to understand the potential effects of floating wind farms on the functioning of coastal ecosystems. Tools to support the integration of such infrastructures at sea may then be proposed.

29/04/2019 - 2nd year of monitoring at sea on the Groix and Belle-Île site to study in an integrated manner the impact of floating wind farms

Following the launch of two campaigns at sea in April and August 2018, a new campaign will take place from 8 to 20 May 2019 as part of the APPEAL collaborative R&D project, coordinated by France Energies Marines and scientifically managed by the University of Western Brittany. This campaign will continue, on the same site as last year, that of the future pilot farm of the Groix and Belle-Île Floating Wind Turbines, to collect data on the ecosystem: measurements of environmental parameters as well as the collection of plankton and benthic animals.
By combining this information from the field with numerical modelling work, the APPEAL project will make it possible to understand the potential effects of floating wind farms on the functioning of coastal ecosystems. Tools to support the integration of such infrastructures at sea may then be proposed.

13/02/2019 - Is lobster sensitive to the electromagnetic field of underwater power cables?

Among the potential impacts of offshore renewable energies, one question frequently arises: what can be the effect of the electromagnetic field, produced by the export cable, on organisms living on the seabed? To clarify this question, an extremely innovative experiment, with a device designed by MAPPEM Geophysics, has just been carried out by France Energies Marines and Ifremer, in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Research of Norway. It is one of the world's first in this field.

04/12/2018 - Two campaigns at the sea in Occitania, off Leucate, to study in an integrated way the impact of floating wind farms

Two campaigns at sea took place from 2 to 8 April and from 2 to 7 September 2018 as part of the APPEAL research project, coordinated by France Energies Marines and scientifically led by the University of Western Brittany. These campaigns were conducted off Leucate - Le Barcarès, on the site of the future pilot farm of the Floating Wind Turbines of the Gulf of Lion, by the Laboratory of Eco-geochemistry of Benthic Environments (LECOB) of the Banyuls Oceanological Observatory. On the agenda: collection and observation of the fauna of the seabed of the area over 2 different seasons.
APPEAL, which brings together 17 academic and private partners, including ENGIE Green and RTE, is supported by the Gulf of Lions Marine Natural Park. Through an integrated approach, field results combined with numerical modelling will strengthen the assessment of the effects of floating wind farms on the functioning of coastal ecosystems. The objective: to put these effects into perspective in a global context of climate change and the presence of various anthropogenic activities in order to ultimately propose tools to support the integration of these parks at sea.

16/11/2018 - A technical and scientific day dedicated to offshore renewable energies

On 26 November, as part of the Assises de l'économie de la mer programme, France Energies Marines is organising its second scientific and technical forum dedicated to renewable marine energies. This event, which will be held at the ITM Atlantic in Brest, will bring together the main players in the sector to discuss technical issues and present scientific advances in the field. The keynote speaker is Professor Torgeir Moan, an internationally renowned specialist in floating wind turbines. 20 scientists from the academic and private sectors will participate in 4 round tables on the following topics: bottom-surface connections, the study of extreme events at sea, national offshore test sites, trophic networks and the socio-ecosystem approach.

07/11/2018 - Unprecedented experimentation at the lighthouse of the Jument

France Energies Marines is coordinating a collaborative project to better understand sea states in the event of storms, in order to optimize the design of renewable energy recovery systems. Originality of this project: use the lighthouse of the Jument located near the island of Ushant as an experimental device on a scale of 1:1. The measurement campaign carried out during the winter of 2017-2018 after the deployment of state-of-the-art equipment will be repeated in the coming weeks.

21/09/2018 - MISTRAL sea test site: Informational meeting

Following the continuation of the authorization to operate the MISTRAL sea test site in July, an informational meeting was held on September 14th at the Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône city facilities. The objective? Discuss with key stakeholders of the sector the environmental observatory project led by France Energies Marines and the possibilities offered by this site in terms of technological developments to support the deployment of floating wind turbines in the Mediterranean.

14/08/2018 - Beginning of campaigns at sea to study in an integrated way the impact of floating wind farms

A campaign at sea will take place from 17 to 30 August, 2018, as part of the APPEAL research project, coordinated by France Energies Marines and scientifically managed by the University of Western Brittany. This campaign will be conducted on the site of the future floating wind turbine pilot farm offshore the Groix and Belle-Île islands, a successful project supported by the ADEME (French environmental and energy agency) and developed by a consortium composed of EOLFI, CGN Europe Energy, La Caisse des Dépôts and Meridiam. The first week of scientific studies will include the collection of seabed fauna from the site.
APPEAL brings together 17 academic and private partners, as well as maritime professionals such as the CDPMEM du Morbihan. Through an integrated approach combining natural sciences and human and social sciences, the results from the field, coupled with numerical modelling work, will make it possible to measure the effects of floating wind farms on the functioning of coastal ecosystems and propose tools to support the integration of such offshore infrastructures.