Scientific programs

Ocean science for marine conservation

ARCTIC CHANGE

Measuring greenhouse gases

Developed and conducted in partnership with the University of Geneva, Arctic Change aims to continuously monitor methane and carbon dioxide concentrations in air and water in the context of global warming.

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Daniel-mcGinnis

«Data on the Arctic is dramatically lacking, so anything we collect there will be of vital value to feed the global databases. We will thus transpose to this region the pilot program we conducted around half the globe during the previous expedition.»

Prof. Daniel McGinnis,
Head of the Aquatic Physics Group, Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva

MICROMEGAS

Microplastic pollution

Implemented in partnership with the Swiss association Oceaneye, Micromegas consists of regular sampling of surface water to assess the content of meso and microplastic pollutants.

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pascal-hagmann

« Our partnership with the Arctic Expedition will provide new data to help us understand the distribution and transport mechanisms of plastic waste in this region. »

Pascal Hagmann,
engineer EPFL, founder Oceaneye

EAR TO THE WILD

Ocean noise pollution

The Ear to The Wild pilot program, carried out in partnership with the Bioacoustics Application Laboratory of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, consists of mapping the ocean soundscape for the preservation of marine fauna in a context of increased noise pollution.

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Michel-Andre

« The industrial exploitation of the ocean has been accompanied by the uncontrolled introduction of noise pollution which has invaded its entire living space and added an invisible devastating threat to other already known impacts of our activities on the ocean. »

Prof. Michel André,
director of the Laboratory of Applied Bio-Acoustics (LAB) ; Polytechnic University of Catalonia