Mers Australes - Une mission scientifique en antartique

3 months

3 boats

17 french scientists

15 school classes

Within the framework of the International Polar Year (IPY), the CAML program for inventory and study of marine biodiversity in Antarctica unites scientists coming from all over the world.

Among these actions, the CEAMARC program is the result of the joint effort of Australian, Belgian, French, and Japanese institutions. Numerous international scientists participated to this program. Among them, a french team, including 13 scientists from the museum, sailed away for an expedition offshore Terre Adelie aboard three ships, from december 16, 2007 to february 17, 2008.

This expedition was connected to an educational project supported by scientists, which will be involving 15 school classes.