Open sea communities

Open sea or pelagic communities live in the water column. The Éolien en Mer SIG studies focus on species that drift with the currents (phyto- and zooplankton) or can swim against the currents: cephalopods and fish. Fishery resources, i.e. species exploited by fishing or fish farming, are mainly found in these open sea communities.

The studies

The use of molecular tools to monitor plankton communities

The use of molecular tools (i.e. tools based on DNA analysis) will be compared with the conventional method of monitoring plankton, which uses a binocular…