Talks with Gerald Gregori, Thierry Moutin & Sandrine Ruitton in the Radio program Méditerranée et Biodiversité !

Radio Grenouille - Live from the Marseille Science Village - October 12, 2019


Report on Sargasso in the 19/20 of France 3 TV


Meet our colleagues in this report broadcast on France 3 on Friday 8 February 2019 from 16'10".

The France 3 TV film crew interviewed Sandrine Ruitton, Cristele Chevalier, Léo Berline, and Thierry Thibaut on their research on the Sargasso, in our offices.


Debate on France 3: Saving the Mediterranean


It is a sea on the edge of asphyxiation. Seriously threatened by pollution, overfishing, mass tourism.... How to save this common natural heritage? Inventory, initiatives, solutions...

Richard Sempéré, director of the M.I.O., participated in a debate with experts, witnesses and actors involved after the screening of the film La Méditerranée va-t-elle passera- l'été? (A film by Alexis Marrant, co-produced by ARTE France / CAPA PRESSE) broadcast on September 24, 2018 after Soir 3.

In search of the new Sargasso Sea selected at the LUMEXPLORE Festival in La Ciotat


Lumexplore 2018 - 13-16 September 2018 - Cinéma Eden Théâtre - 13600 La Ciotat

Les Lumières de l'Exploration, an association mandated by the Société des Explorateurs Français, organized the third edition of the Festival du Film d'Exploration Scientifique et Environnementale, at La Ciotat, at the Cinéma Eden Théâtre, with the screening of expedition and discovery films, meetings with the Explorers, conferences and exhibitions.

Our colleagues, Thierry Thibaut, Jean Blanchot, Sandrine Ruitton and Aurélie Blanfuné presented A la recherche de la nouvelle mer des Sargasses, a film by Hubert Bataille - IRD Production.


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Guillaume Marchessaux, doctoral student at the MIO, questioned about the invasion of Mnemiopsis leidyi in the Etang de Berre


Report of the M6 news broadcast on Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mediterranean: can we still save it?

On Tuesday June 13, 2017, Richard Sempéré participated with Jean-François Ghiglione, CNRS Research Director at the Microbial Oceanography Laboratory in Banyuls-sur-Mer in the program La Méthode scientifique on France Culture.

Is the Mediterranean Sea in great danger? What is the impact and responsibility of global warming, overfishing and pollution on the loss of biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea?


MIO at the World Underwater Image Festival


The M.I.O. was present at the World Festival of Underwater Images from 29 October to 1 November 2015 with :

  •  a stand presenting its research activities
  •  a conference Meeting with..... Medusas & Co on Friday
  •  a film in competition: Micromégas (8') Musical that we present below !

The MIO participated at Science, on tourne !


Science, On tourne ! is a cycle of webcasts between scientists and high school students developed by the consortium C'est dans l'Aire, territoires de la CSTI. This film on aquatic micropollutants was directed by LACQ ODYSSEE, Centre de Culture scientifique des Landes et Pyrénées Atlantiques.

Damien Sous, a teacher-researcher at the MIO and responsible for hydrodynamic measurements in the Adour estuary, participated in this wonderful adventure as part of the PANACHE project (CNRS INSU EC2CO).

Contact : Damien Sous


Futura Sciences posts a video by Sandrine Ruitton of the MIO: Posidonia, essential to the marine life of the Mediterranean




In search of the new Sargasso Sea


From June 19 to July 13, 2017, a scientific expedition conducted on board ANTEA, a ship of the French Oceanographic Fleet, enabled a team of researchers to carry out a significant sampling of the fauna and flora associated with "sargasso rafts". These pelagic brown algae found in the tropical Atlantic have been stranded on the Atlantic coast since 2011, due to ocean circulation. They are responsible for significant environmental, health and economic problems, particularly in the Caribbean and French Guiana.


The OUTPACE cruise in video!


The OUTPACE oceanographic cruise took place from February 18 to April 3, 2015 in the Pacific Ocean aboard the N/O L'Atalante. The project aimed to provide a zonal description of biogeochemistry and biological diversity in the tropical southwest Pacific and to produce a detailed study of organic production and its future in three contrasting sites, with particular attention to production supported by nitrogen fixation and carbon export by the biological pump.


In the light of the cytometer, phytoplankton under influence


Let's embark on this film made by Canal IRD aboard the Hannibal, for a double mission: to carry out phytoplankton measurements using automated techniques in the Gulf of Gabes on the east coast of Tunisia, and to train Tunisian students in these techniques.


Etang de Berre, a body of water as it is (The)



A film directed by Marcel Dalaise and produced by CNRS Images.Researchers in different disciplines try to find solutions to rehabilitate this lake and its ecosystem into a living place for those staying on its banks.



VAHINE presented at the New Caledonia Underwater Image Festival


The documentary film made in early 2013 by Jean Michel Boré (IRD) during the VAHINE cruise in New Caledonia, was presented to the general public during the New Caledonia Underwater Image Festival.


Artificial reefs of the Prado


Five years after the establishment of the Prado artificial reefs in the sea, Sandrine Ruitton (MCF at the MIO) in charge of the scientific monitoring of the PRADO RECIFS programme (City of Marseille) offers you a beautiful video taken during her dives in 2012.


Between science and writing: Binôme The meanings of words


Binôme is the result of a collaboration between playwrights, artists and scientists. According to a precise and timed protocol, each Binôme - a scientist and an author - produces a text that is read by a group of actor-directors and musicians. Each reading is preceded by a film showing the encounter between the scientist and the author.

Acids Tears of Bonne-Maman : Julie AMINTHE, author and Marc TEDETTI, biochemical oceanographer, specialist in the impact of UV rays on the marine environment of the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (IRD, MIO - OSU Pythéas).



After meeting Bernard Olivier, a specialist in microbiology of extreme environments (IRD / MIO), Alexandra Badea, author, wrote Extremophile.


MISTRALS 2015 International Conference - Interviews

La Voix est Libre - Cop 21, on D-Day



Interview with Richard Sempéré (from 21'53'')

Working on global warming or already facing its effects, researchers, academics and natural park managers will give us their impressions. Success or failure? What future for our region? For its landscapes and biodiversity? What kind of agriculture tomorrow?
Focus on global warming, its already visible... and predictable effects.



The future of the Mediterranean is worrying


Richard Sempéré from the MIO and Etienne Ruellan from the INSU interviewed by La during the International MISTRALS Conference - 20-22 October 2015.

Global warming will not spare the Mediterranean, this is the assessment established by scientists and academics who will deliver their first results at the Mistrals conference, organized at the Villa Méditerranée in Marseille : Report.


MISTRALS 2015: the videos of the conference


Find all the videos of the MISTRALS 2015 International Conference event on the IN2P3 CNRS website and in particular the speech by Richard Sempéré, MIO Director, Overview of the MERMEX activities and indicators and François Carlotti, Ecological processes: biogeochemistry and food web interactions.