The CALAMALO II prototype, what’s for ?
CALAMALO II will complete the logistical support of the SEA EXPLORER PROJET
Le projet SEMPRE / SEA EXPLORER CATAMARAN est dirigé depuis 2013 par la coopérative à but non lucratif
CALAMALO II will complete the logistical support of the SEA EXPLORER PROJECT.
The SEMPRE / SEA EXPLORER CATAMARAN project is led since 2013 by the non-profit cooperative Marine Earth. The SEA EXPLORER CATAMARAN, an alloy sailboat with scientific and pedagogical mission, follows the line of these projects – such as Tara Expeditions – who launched scientific expeditions of modern sailing. Available to scientific teams, the SEA EXPLORER CATAMARAN is a platform that provides technical assistance, logistical state of the art with well controlled costs (due to the nature of our structure and participatory scientific tourism in place). This 25 meter catamaran eco-designed, specialized in underwater acoustics and marine research *, will collect any data on the environment at sea.
SEA EXPLORER CATAMARAN will be designed and customize in accordance with its missions. A platform will be used for the observation of marine mammals, sea turtles, fish and marine life. A laboratory of sound recording, equipped with underwater microphones and software processing, will be given to use for scientists as well as a conference room equipped with sound system and video projector. An “image” department will be fully furnished with a professional HD camera for the recording and film editing. An electronic microscope will also be given to the observation of marine plankton and microorganisms. During the campaign for the conservation of the Mediterranean, the catamaran will sail from port to port as events, educate and organize conferences with film distribution inside / outside the boat presented by scientists, sponsors and local actors working in the conservation of the Mediterranean sea.
* The acoustic technology was developed in collaboration with Professor Hervé GLOTIN (head of the dynamics of the Information Unit at LSIS UMR AMU and the University of Toulon)
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