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.



This programme aims to provide new knowledge on the mechanisms behind the accidental capture of common dolphins in the Bay of Biscay.



Aerial observation survey to better understand the distribution of dolphins and potential interactions with 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..



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



It concerns the Channel – North Sea coast, with overflights aimed at improving knowledge in the Parc naturel marin des estuaires picards et de la mer d’Opale and Natura 2000 sites.



This study involves carrying out analyses of chemical contamination and assessing the transfer of coastal and estuarine contamination for seal species resident in the north of France.



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).



The aim of the project is to study the role of mesopelagic communities in European waters.



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



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



The aim of the research carried out as part of this project is to develop an innovative toolbox of minimally invasive methods for monitoring the health of cetaceans.



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.


Previous programmes

Although the latter have been completed, it is not uncommon for new programmes to be based on them or for their results to be re-used by the scientific community.


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.


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


Projet permettrant d’approfondir les connaissances scientifiques sur l’abondance, les caractéristiques démographiques, la répartition, la mortalité et l’habitat des cétacés dans le Golfe de Gascogne


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