Anthropogenic driven climate change is an increasing global problem. Marine invertebrates, such as molluscs have been highlighted as being particularly at risk under future climate change scenarios due to the acidification and warming of the world’s oceans. It is predicted that their heavily calcified shells will become thinner as sea water becomes more acidic, not only changing their role as a CO2 sink but also profoundly impacting the ecological balance and biodiversity.
European Commission: Training Network IMPRESS
IMPRESS is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions funded by the EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020.
The project brings together experts from inter-disciplinary fields of expertise ranging from molecular biology to social sciences.
European Commission: Project Life + Alosa alosa
Programme Life+ Nature and Biodiversity 2009 : LIFE09 NAT/DE/000008
7th PCRD Programme "Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology" KBBE-2009-1-2-13, n° 245257
The PRO-EEL project aims at breeding European eel (Anguilla anguilla) in captivity. Reproduction of eel in culture has become a focus research area due a severe decline of natural stocks and an increasing interest to breed eels for a self-sustained aquaculture. PRO-EEL is an international research project supported financially by the European Commission.
The key objective of the REPROSEED project is to support the capacity of European hatcheries to respond to an increasing demand for mollusc seed. Hatchery seed production of Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) is already well established, while for other species (Mytilus edulis, M. galloprovincialis, Ruditapes decussatus, Pecten maximus) it remains limited due to market or biological bottlenecks.
The ecotoxicological risks posed by deep-sea mineral extraction are complex and poorly known. Heavy metals, trace metals and Rare Earth Elements (REEs) phases may be subject to considerable alteration in the marine environment during the mining and at-sea processing of minerals. MIDAS will focus on issues related to the mining of minerals, where there is an urgent demand for information.
Dans le cadre du Fond européen pour les affaires maritimes et la pêche (FEAMP), le MNHN est mandaté par la Direction des Pêches Maritimes et de l'Aquaculture pour participer au programme national de collecte des données halieutiques (Data collection Framework) sur les pêches professionnelles.