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French-americain workhop on sargassum

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January 17-19, 2018
Galveston, Texas

Nos quatre collégues du MIO, Frédéric Ménard, Léo Berline, Anouck Ody et Thierry Thibaut participent à ce Workshop

The critical evolution of massive landings of Sargassum over the past few years has raised concerns from economic and scientific standpoints. Several scientific initiatives in France and the USA were undertaken to understand the origins of Sargassum landings in unusual areas, forecast and model the travel routes of Sargassum rafts, evaluate the impact of Sargassum overgrowth on marine ecosystems, as well as engineer the collection and the processing of Sargassum.
In order to share insights and approaches to the multiple issues of Sargassum and to encourage the coordination of French-American scientific collaborations, the Office for Science & Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States, Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) and the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement - IRD) are organizing a two day workshop on the campus of Texas A&M at Galveston on January 17-19, 2018.

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together scientists (marine biologists, oceanographers, algologists, physicists, remote sensing scientists) working on Sargassum from different perspectives in order to share expertise, develop mutual awareness and foster French-American collaborative research.

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