Our projects at a glance
Nausicaá: Our projects at a glance
To create a future with a healthy ocean and to satisfy the societal needs of today, we are committed to promoting the Blue Society, a society which benefits from the immense potential of our oceans while preserving its biodiversity and ecosystems for the generations to come.
To this end, we engage in collaborative projects with other aquariums, natural history museums, science centers, research institutes, universities, government agencies and professional networks in France and abroad.
These projects include awareness raising, stakeholder engagement and citizen science. They offer many opportunities for everyone to gain knowledge about our oceans, their wildlife, the factors affecting their health and the importance of managing them in a sustainable way.
Financing programme: Interreg V A France (Channel) England 2014 – 2020 (co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund- ERDF)
ERDF Amount: €1,658,150.98
Project Coordinator: Kent Wildlife Trust (Royaume-Uni)
Duration: January 2019 to March 2022
The Kent and Pas-de-Calais regions face the same water management challenges and have similar issues of flooding, drought and pollution of waterways. The H20:Source2Sea project intends to demonstrate how solutions based on nature reduce water management costs, while improving freshwater quality, reducing pollution, and benefiting the wildlife and local communities.
The main objective of the project is to improve water management and quality, from the source to the sea.
More about H20:Source2Sea Project
ValgOrize: Engaging in an innovative sector: the valorization of algae
Financing Programme : Interreg 2 Seas Mers Zeeën
Project Coordinator: Institute for Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Research (ILVO), Belgique
Duration: 12/07/18 – 31/03/2022
Algal biomass will play a vital role in feeding the world by 2050. To enhance innovation in the algal sector, ValgOrize will create an open platform for sustainable production of flavoursome, high quality algal foods that meet the requirements of the European market.
SUMARiS: Our engagement in sustainable management of ray and skate stocks in the English Channel and the North Sea
Funding Programme: Interreg 2 Seas Mers Zeeën
Project Coordinator: FROM Nord, France
Duration: 01/07/2017 – 30/06/2020
The ultimate aim of the SUMARiS project is to propose a cross-border strategy for the sustainable management of ray and skate stocks.
MARINA: Get started in responsible marine research and innovation
Funding Programme: Horizon 2020 of Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Union
Project Coordinator: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy
Duration: 01/05/2016 – 30/04/2019
The MARINA collaborative project aims at engaging in responsible marine research and innovation. It federates European researchers, businesses, policymakers, citizens, and science communicators keen on working out solutions to marine challenges, based on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and consequently building the Blue Society.
COLUMBUS: Knowledge transfer for Blue Growth
Funding Programme: Horizon 2020 Programme of Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Union
Project Coordinator: AquaTT, Ireland
Duration: March 2015 – February 2018
The COLUMBUS project intended to capitalise on the European Commission’s significant investment in marine and maritime research by ensuring accessibility and uptake of research Knowledge Outputs by end-users: policy, industry, science and wider society. COLUMBUS ensured measurable value creation from research investments contributing to sustainable Blue Growth within the timeframe of the project.
SEA CHANGE: Our Ocean our health
Funding Program: Horizon 2020 of Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Union
Project Coordinator: Marine Biological Association, United Kingdom
Duration: March 2015 – February 2018
Sea Change aimed at bringing about a change in the way European citizens view their relationship with the sea, by empowering them, as Ocean Literate citizens, to take direct and sustainable action towards a healthy ocean, healthy communities and ultimately a healthy planet.
SEA FOR SOCIETY: Towards a Blue Society, towards a new society
Funding Program: 7th Framework Programme of Directore-General of Research & Innovation of the European Union
Project Coordinator: Nausicaá, France
Duration: 01/06/2012 – 30/11/2015
The main theme of the Sea for Society (SFS) project was marine Science in and for Society. It engaged stakeholders, citizens and youth in an open and participatory dialogue to share knowledge, forge partnerships and empowered them on societal issues related to Ocean and sustainable management of marine ecosystem services. In doing so, the project developed the concept of Blue Society.