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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: ANODE, ARCWIND, CARAVELE, DIME, DUNES, GEOSISMEM, HYD2M, MEMOFLOW 1.0, PHYSIC, THYMOTE

Completed poject: AESTUS

Tools and methods for site characterisation

The objective is to have measurement, characterisation and simulation methods to provide an accurate description of the physical environment (wind, wave, current, temperature) and the seabed of sites suitable for the installation of MRE farms.

The main challenge is to acquire a better understanding and mastering of the marine environment in order to better select the areas where the farms are to be located, to optimise the overall performance of the machines by improving understanding of interactions between ORE technologies and the marine environment, but also by providing reliable information for a better consideration of environmental impacts.

Meteocean

  • Spatialisation of observations
  • Measurement and modeling of extreme events
  • Characterisation of the high frequency dynamics of resources
  • Improved wind-wave-current coupling

Marine geology and geophysics

  • Characterisation of sediment dynamics
  • Ground characterisation through geophysic
  • Seismic risk prevention / slope stability, human activities