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38 classes run the completion of the second phase of the MEDITES project, in Nice

The MEDITES project (Méditerranée Diffusion des Techniques et des Sciences 2014/2014), labelled “Investissements d’Avenir”, consists in bringing scientific culture to young people of the Alpes Maritimes and the Var departements, in France.

On a tous vu répandre du sel sur les routes pour empêcher l’eau de pluie de geler.  Les rivières et les lacs contiennent de l’eau douce. L’eau de mer est salée, et le sel est un antigel. De la glace se forme à la surface d’une bassine remplie d’eau douce dès que la température descend en dessous de zéro, mais il faut refroidir un peu plus l’eau de mer pour qu’elle se couvre de glace. 

The second edition of the ‘adopt a float’ day was held on Friday June 12 at the Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche - Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche (CNRS-UPMC).

In the context of MEDITES, the OOV and the Petits Débrouillards offer a new session dedicated to the SOUNDS OF THE OCEAN (See the poster)

On Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th February 2015, the Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche/OOV received about thirty middle and high school teachers from the vicinity of Nice. The « mon océan & moi » team offered a training course covering a wide range of topics such as the observation of the seas and oceans, acidification and plankton.

On April 18th 2014, just before leaving for Easter holidays, students from the middle-school Paul Arène (Peymeinade – France) welcomed Martina, Raphaëlle, Nicolas and Orens. A presentation on plankton and its role in the marine ecosystem introduced basic knowledge in biological oceanography.


The 2014/2015 school year has just ended and the first phase of the MEDITES project as well.

La journée "adopt a float : les collégiens présentent leurs travaux" a eu lieu vendredi 20 juin dans les locaux de l'Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer (UMR CNRS-UPMC).

Among the sessions that form the OCEAN : OBSERVATION AND DISCOVERY learning pathway (see the poster),proposed in the classes involved in the MEDITES project, the most appreciated ones were the following: "Buoyancy", "Ocean Properties" and "Robotic Observation of the Oceans".

Be creative, share your work in class and stage the environmental changes that are affecting our oceans!

« mon océan & moi » invites school classes/groups to share their work on a theme related to the ocean by writing and acting a shadow play as well as producing a video of the show. This video will allow them to take part in the in the contest.

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