La Rochelle, France (7 jours/7)


Our programmes

They include the observation campaigns at sea that punctuate the year according to the seasons. By boat, by plane or on foot, we scan the sea to study and count birds and marine mammals, dead or alive.


The aim of the project is to limit dolphin mortality caused by pelagic trawlers and gillnetters in the Bay of Biscay.


The project aims to understand the process of reintegration of discards into the ecosystem in order to be able to propose ways of improvement that would limit the impact of fishing.


For 50 years the RNE has been recording the strandings of marine mammals on the French coast and providing a large database for scientific research.


Supported by CNPMEM, the Licado project  aims for the “Limitation of incidental catches of common dolphins in the Bay of Biscay”.


This monitoring is carried out annually on certain vessels of the French oceanographic fleet in partnership with IFREMER.


Naturalistic observation programme covering most of the French tropical maritime territory as well as the waters of the Indian Ocean Commission countries, a total of 4 million km².


This aerial monitoring provides an overview of the spatial distribution of these species in metropolitan waters, depending on the season.


The study on the abundance of small cetaceans in the North Sea and adjacent waters (SCANS) was conducted in July 1994.


Monitoring of the marine megafauna off the Charente Peninsula, the Gironde Estuary and Rochebonne by aerial observation.


Since 2017, monitoring of chemical contaminant concentrations in marine mammal populations in French waters under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive ( DCSMM).