Mistrals : IMPACTCC Spring school 2019

The spring school of the transverse action IMPACTCC from MISTRALS will take place between the 1st and 5th of April in Banyuls-sur-mer (66650). It will be about « Climate models and downscaling methods for climate change impacts studies ». During this week, participants will benefit from a theory part with courses/seminars and also practical exercices with the software R.


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Ocean acidification: consequences on ecosystems and human activities

What is ocean acidification? What are the potential consequences for economic activities? How to react? These are the questions that will be addressed during the round tables, which will bring together scientists, professional actors and associations.

This symposium will be based on field experiments and the results of scientific projects funded by the Ministry of the Environment under the "Acidification of the Oceans" programme.

Second Mediterranean Congress of Biotechnology - MCB 2


The Second Mediterranean Congress of Biotechnology will be held in Yasmine Hammamet from 16 to 20 March 2019.

GreenEdge and the Gordon Conference

Shedding Light on the Physical, Biogeochemical and Human Dimensions of Connectivity in Changing Polar Seas

As mentioned in an email this summer, we would like to hold the upcoming GreenEdge annual science meeting as side meeting to the Gordon Research Conference on Polar marine science in Tuscany (Italy) from 17-22 March 2019.

European Conference "Protect our Oceans": The Participant's Workbook

On 16 June 2021, Aix-Marseille Université EU Office in Brussels organised a European Conference entitled "Protect our Oceans", the challenge of Europe's global leadership' under the scientific coordination of Dr. RIchard Sempéré.

The high patronage of the event was undertaken by MEP Maria Da Graça Carvalho.

Mapping project

On 7 and 8 July, aboard two zodiacs and the Anthédon, our Toulon colleagues from CEM/EMBIO carried out manoeuvres and took samples in the Rade de Toulon in order to obtain a "photo" of the surface contamination. The results of the MAPPING project will be presented at the end of the year. MIO contact: Stéphane Mounier (CEM)

Post-cruise meeting TONGA

The TONGA post-cruise meeting took place in Villefranche sur mer on 30 June and 1 July. It brought together between 50 and 60 participants from 15 international laboratories, 50% face-to-face, 50% virtual.


Exciting results will be published in a SPECIAL ISSUE which will be open in mid 2022.

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Become a player in the scientific project BiodivAquArt, aquatic biodiversity in art!

Our MIO colleagues, Thomas Changeux and Thomas Richard (EMBIO) are strongly involved in this project

During a visit to the museum, did you come across a work of art containing an aquatic animal? Share your discoveries online and contribute to the progress of this original study in historical ecology carried out by staff from the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanology (MIO) and the laboratory Temps, Espaces, Langages, Europe méridionale, Méditerranée (TELEMMe)!

The Mediterranean Institute of Oceanology renews its observation devices in Friuli

The City of Marseille has approved the renewal of the precarious occupation agreement of the Institut Méditerranéen d'Océanologie (MIO) which, through atmospheric fallout collectors installed on the island of Frioul, ensures a mission of observation of the terrestrial and marine environment.

Press Conference : Monitoring the Coastline

Small in size - it occupies less than 1% of the world's maritime surface - the Mediterranean is subject to intense human activity.

To measure the impacts of this cohabitation, it is carefully monitored for chemical contamination, spearheaded by the Rhone-Mediterranean-Corsica Water Agency and Ifremer for the French coast.