We are pleased to announce that on May 2, 2019, a FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT FOR RESEARCH COLLABORATION was signed between THALASSA Marine research & Environmental awareness, the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis (UNS).

The UNS and the CNRS acting jointly on their behalf and for the implementation of the activities of the Ecology and Conservation Science for Sustainable Seas Laboratory (ECOSEAS, CNRS-UMR 7035) led by Professor Paolo GUIDETTI.

UMR 7035 CNRS ECOSEAS (ex-ECOMERS) of the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis specializes in marine ecology, fundamental and applied. Most of its work is conducted in the Mediterranean and covers both theoretical domains (ecosystem functioning, biology and ecology of species and communities, modification of marine fauna and flora under the influence of global change; ecological status of marine ecosystems) and applied (marine conservation, sustainable fisheries, marine protected areas, management of human activities in the littoral zone, ecotoxicological bio-monitoring, development of monitoring networks).

Founded in 2018, THALASSA Marine research & Environmental awareness, a company specializing in the biology and marine physiology of Mediterranean species, aims to use the scientific expertise acquired by its leaders to offer personalized services to stakeholders such as research laboratories, government agencies and environmental managers, and to make available its scientific knowledge to as many people as possible. THALASSA offers services in three main areas: i) scientific research, ii) scientific communication and iii) environmental education.

The purpose of this Framework Agreement is to strengthen the existing links between our company THALASSA Marine research and Environmental awareness, the CNRS and the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, through the CNRS ECOSEAS laboratory, in order to promote the exchange of knowledge as well as joint research and educational activities.

THALASSA and the CNRS ECOSEAS laboratory wish to compare the respective experiences and skills of their researchers and carry out work aimed at improving the understanding of Mediterranean marine ecosystems.

The Framework Agreement also sets up a committee of scientific experts composed of the directors of the CNRS ECOSEAS laboratory, Prof. Paolo GUIDETTI and Prof.  Patrice FRANCOUR and for THALASSA, Dr. Alexis PEY and Dr. Patrícia VENTURA. This committee will meet regularly to discuss the different projects carried out in the Framework Agreement.