This part of the project focuses on the dissemination of knowledge generated by the project. This transfer of knowledge is aimed at a broad spectrum of society: academic research is of course concerned but the project also aims to build links with industry, policymakers at local, national and European levels and finally the general public.
The Tara-Oceans expedition, an ideal mean of communication
The Tara Oceans expedition has proved to be an ideal means of communication to educate audiences on the importance of marine plankton and biodiversity. In order to continue the exploitation of this potential for the scientific community and society, OCEANOMICS is principally orienting its outreach towards the establishment of strong relations between research teams and the private sector.
This Working Group is coordinated by Romain Troublé, Managing Director of Tara Expeditions and it involves the UMR 7144 and FR 2424 of the Roscoff Biological Station, the Oceanographic Laboratory of Villefranche sur Mer, the Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB), and 3 competitive clusters -- Mer Bretagne Atlantic; Mediterranean Sea; Industry and Agro-Resources (IAR). The first task is now coordinated by Damien Guiffant, OCEANOMICS project manager.