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EXPEDITION 7eme CONTINENT : Scientific expedition and research in South Atlantic
by Expédition 7eme Continent (Non-governmental organization (NGO))
The association Expedition 7th Continent, created and directed by Patrick Deixonne, presided over by Francis Vallat, studies and characterizes plastic pollution in the oceanic gyres of the Pacific, Atlantic and the Indian Ocean by in situ measurements at sea and correlation with satellite observations. On the basis of the collected samples, the scientific team coordinated by the CNRS is making progress in its research on pollution and its impacts on the ecosystem. Our vision is based on Circular Economy and to develop R&D and innovate with our partners to implement simple, local, supportive and effective ways to tackle the plastic pollution.

Expedition ambassador ship is equipped for research and awareness:
1. To conduct 6-10 oceanic and estuaries expeditions
2. Improve Scientific knowledge about Impact of plastic pollution
3. Increase advocacy and education on land
4. Act Globally, in France & its territories and in French Speaking Countries
5. Bring together solutions

-- SCIENTIFIC GOALS --

1. SEA CAMPAIGNS
2. SAMPLING
3. IDENTIFICATION OF ACCUMULATION AREAS
4. ENVIRONMENT CHARACTERIZATION
5. UNDERSTANDING OF ECOSYSTEMS IMPACTS
6. UNDERSTANDING OF PLASTIC FRAGMENTS EVOLUTION
7. IDENTIFY MICROSCOPIC FRACTION
8. IDENTIFY TRANSPORTATION OF INVASIVE SPECIES
9. UNDERSTANDING CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS TRANSFERS
10. ASSESSING TOXICITY ON REFERENT ORGANISMS

14.1
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
PLASTICS
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics product bans or restrictions
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
14.a
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Research capacity development
  • Data access and sharing
  • Training and professional development
  • Scientific cooperation
2017
South Atlantic Expedition
Staff / Technical expertise
Scientists
Interact
#OceanAction22161
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 - 2018
Partners
Suez (Private Sector), Total (Private Sector), RevolutionR (Private Sector),
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • South Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Global
Contact information
Alexandra Ter Halle, Scientist, ter-halle@chimie.ups-tlse.fr, 05 61 55 84 57
Toulouse,France
Other SDGs
United Nations