France, Water
Preventing “oceans of plastic soup”
Preventing “oceans of plastic soup” Approximately 8 million metric tons of plastic waste washes off land into the ocean each year. Bottle caps, toothbrushes, tiny plastic fragments, filaments, pellets, film and resin float about in the water columns.
Bernard Kloareg: unlocking marine genomics’ potentials
Bernard Kloareg: unlocking marine genomics’ potentials Bernard Kloareg is the director of the Station biologique de Roscoff , a major science facility for marine research located in the Brittany region of France.
Metagenomics: hunting for new genes by sequencing seas samples
Metagenomics: hunting for new genes by sequencing seas samples One litre of sea water contains about one billion bacteria.
Can plastic be made from algae?
Can plastic be made from algae? Algae are an interesting natural resource because they proliferate quickly. They are not impinging on food production. And they need nothing but sunlight and a bit of waste water to grow on.
Aquaculture: helping blue turn green
Aquaculture: helping blue turn green Sea bass or sea bream, by far the most consumed fish species around the Mediterranean area, increasingly originate from aquaculture.
Bacteria to spot pollution
Bacteria to spot pollution Natural sensory system such as bacteria engineered to detect pollution and placed in a self-contained portable box could be the most effective way to track pollutants .
Jean-Pierre Gattuso : “To face the negative effects of ocean acidification a large-scale solution is inevitable”
Jean-Pierre Gattuso : “To face the negative effects of ocean acidification a large-scale solution is inevitable” By 2100 oceans, which are the largest store of carbon dioxide on the planet, are likely to be more acidic than at any time during the last 20 million years.