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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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Projects in progress: ABIOP+, ANODE, APPEAL, BENTHOSCOPE2, COME3T, DUNES, GEOBIRD, MEMOFLOW 1.0, SPECIES
  
Completed projects: ABIOP, BENTHOSCOPE, EMUE, GHYDRO, IMPALA, TROPHIK

Environmental and socio-economic impacts

This program pursues two objectives: identify the real ecological and socio-economic challenges posed by the installation, operation, maintenance and dismantling phases of MRE projects; develop tools and methodologies to measure, qualify, analyse and predict the environmental and socio-economic impacts of identified ORE technologies.

The main issues concern non-technological aspects and societal issues. The tools and methods developed will also make it possible to reduce the time taken to investigate cases and to provide answers during debates and consultations. On the one hand, this program concerns the proposing of acceptable solutions to preserve the environment in the best possible way, while on the other hand not harming the economic activities present in the sectors concerned by the implantation of future ORE parks. This program will also make it possible to anticipate the measures to be implemented as soon as the identification phases of suitable areas are completed.

Environmental impacts

  • Habitat modifications
  • Impact of wind energy on birdlife
  • Acoustic impacts
  • Electromagnetic impacts
  • Risks of underwater collision
  • Ecosystem impact
  • Re-contextualisation of impacts related to ORE

Socio-economical impacts

  • Acceptability
  • Global approach of the interactions between ORE projects and fishing activities
  • Ecological compensation