Site du CRIOBE à Moorea, Polynésie française, avec le musée Fare natura

Centre de recherche insulaire et observatoire de l'environnement (CRIOBE)


CRIOBE is one of the most prominent French laboratories for the study of coral ecosystems. Its activities are carried out through multiple disciplines - ecology, genetics, chemistry - on two main geographical sites, the University of Perpignan campus in France and the experimental ecology station on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia.

Vignette de présentation de l'expo LPPI2022
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In 2019, the CNRS launched a partnership with the ACFAS to organise the French edition of La Preuve par l’Image, an annual photo competition first held in Quebec in 2010. For this fourth CNRS edition, researchers were again invited to submit their best scientific images. The competition challenges participants to showcase their research by means of eye-catching, thought-provoking images rather than words.
La Preuve Par l'Image 2022
Panneau 1 exposition Océan
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Still little known, marine environments are threatened by human activities. As the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) begins, the scientific community, political decision-makers, companies and civil society must work together now to protect and conserve these ecosystems. This exhibition has been produced within this framework, based on scientific results.
Marine environments (over)exploited, what solutions for a sustainable future?
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In 2019, the CNRS launched a partnership with Acfas by extending the photo competition La preuve par l'image, which was initiated in 2010 in Quebec, to France. For this second edition, the CNRS research community has been invited to submit their best research image. The challenge of this competition is to use images, which challenge and question, rather than words to show research.
La Preuve Par l'Image 2020
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How do both recent and distant traces of the past take on the status of heritage objects? This CNRS exhibition reveals this whole process of transmission. From the discovery of an object to its exhibition through its authentication and protection, science takes an active role in each of these stages and thus creates a link between past civilisations and future generations.
The corridor of time
panneau titre expo 10lieux 10milieux
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Biodiversity "is life". There is an extremely rich diversity of living things which involves all environments and latitudes but remains relatively unknown. Biodiversity is essential for humans because it provides them with essential services (resources, ecological services, chemical and therapeutic innovations, feedback effect on changes, etc.). The main challenge for researchers is to understand the organization and dynamics of biodiversity and its role in how ecosystems function.
Biodiversity, 10 places, 10 environments

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