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BOREA research unit programs

International Research Programs

Team 2: Reproduction and development of aquatic organisms: evolution, adaptation, regulations

Eel genome project

2010 to 2016

The eel genome project has been founded by an international consortium (Netherlands, France, Japan, Norway).

The draft genomes of two eel species, the European eel, Anguilla anguilla, and the Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica, have been sequenced using the Illumina method.

The ongoing project includes further assembly of the European eel genome by using ew methodologies for direct sequencing and analysis of Megabase size DNA.

The consortium is also organising international conferences and workshops on eel genomics and transcriptomics.

Team 4: Larval dispersal and communities organization in austral and tropical island systems

Project Melanesia-Hotspot

2015 to 2017

The main objective of our project is to inventory in CEPF (Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund) priority sites freshwater fish and crustaceans in Solomon and Vanuatu in order to fill the gaps identified at IUCN Redlisting workshop. It will propose management solutions that will assist environmental managers, land-owners, local communities and all those interested in sustainable freshwater management. This work will provide help:

Team 5: Diversity and interactions in coastal ecosystems

Team 6: Source and transfer of organic matter in aquatic ecosystems

BiEau-Amaz

2017 to 2018

In recent years, the use of geochemical markers in geosciences and ecology has considerably increased in order to improve understanding of the functioning of hydrosystems. Within the Amazon basin, the main hydrogeochemical databases are provided by the HYBAM observatory, which has been monitoring different stations for more than 10 years. The size and complexity of the basin make monthly water monitoring logistically and financially complex, especially in the long term.

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European research programs

Team 1: Evolution of Biomineralizations and Adaptations to Environmental Constraints , Team 5: Diversity and interactions in coastal ecosystems

CephsandChefs

2017 to 2020

The project seeks added value and new markets for squid, octopus and cuttlefish fishery catches and products, while assuring sustainable exploitation. In north Europe, these are underutilized while in the south added value is more important. The WPs include market and consumer research (for the entire value chain), product development, marketing and design of a sustainability toolkit. Partners include research institutions, NGOs, producer organisations, wholesalers and certification bodies.

CephsandChefs

2017 to 2020

The project seeks added value and new markets for squid, octopus and cuttlefish fishery catches and products, while assuring sustainable exploitation. In north Europe, these are underutilized while in the south added value is more important. The WPs include market and consumer research (for the entire value chain), product development, marketing and design of a sustainability toolkit. Partners include research institutions, NGOs, producer organisations, wholesalers and certification bodies.

Team 1: Evolution of Biomineralizations and Adaptations to Environmental Constraints

CaCHE

2013 to 2017

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.

Team 2: Reproduction and development of aquatic organisms: evolution, adaptation, regulations

PRO-EEL

2010 to 2015

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.

REPROSEED

2009 to 2014

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.

Team 3: Adaptations to Extreme Environments

MIDAS

2014 to 2016

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.

Team 4: Larval dispersal and communities organization in austral and tropical island systems

Team 5: Diversity and interactions in coastal ecosystems

SEA-TRACES

2018 to 2020

The maritime dimension is the main feature of the Atlantic Area and one of the main drivers of its economy. Illegal logging, fraud and mislabeling is an important problem that creates high risks for the existence of an activity focused on the exploitation of seafood. In addition, the level of innovation too little developed in the traditional sectors implies that its potential is not yet fully exploited.

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National and Regional Research Programs

Team 1: Evolution of Biomineralizations and Adaptations to Environmental Constraints

GUTTER

2015 to 2016

Projets Exploratoires Premier Soutien (PEPS) INEE – 2015

Où se cache la biodiversité en ville ? Une question importante qui interpelle non seulement les scientifiques, mais aussi nos gestionnaires publics et les sphères associatives. Bien que les études de la diversité portent très généralement sur les espèces « macroscopiques », une autre diversité grouille à nos pieds sans que l’on n’y prête la moindre attention. La biodiversité dans les caniveaux correspond à un monde inexploré, riche, changeant et parfois éphémère.

DIATOPTICO

2015 to 2018

Les diatomées sont des micro-algues unicellulaires planctoniques dotées d’un squelette extérieur en silice, transparent et rigide, appelé frustule. La structure des pores de ces frustules joue différents rôles physiologiques et structuraux dont parfois celui de la perception et de la conversion de la lumière. Ces frustules joue un rôle de lentille optique, dont la focale est spécifique à l’espèce de diatomées considérée.

Team 1: Evolution of Biomineralizations and Adaptations to Environmental Constraints , Team 4: Larval dispersal and communities organization in austral and tropical island systems

Team 1: Evolution of Biomineralizations and Adaptations to Environmental Constraints , Inter-teams

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