The coastal marine area between Cap d'Antifer and Cap d'Ailly was the subject of a geological mapping programme in 2006. The previously unpublished results are presented as six 1:20000 scale maps and an explanatory booklet. The abundantly-illustrated booklet comments on the different geological structures surveyed. The findings should be of interest to professionals, teachers, developers and policymakers.
The oceans cover over 70% of our planet. They are host to a biodiversity of tremendous wealth. Its preservation is now a global priority featuring in several international conventions and a confirmed objective of European policies and national strategies. Understanding the dynamics and the uses of the marine biodiversity is a genuine scientific challenge. Fourteen international experts have got together and identified five priority research themes to address the problem, based on analysing the state of knowledge.
Threatened by changing environmental conditions and anthropogenic actions, cold water corals are currently classed as a vulnerable ecosystem by several international institutions. One objective of this study is to characterise their habitats from the geological shapes of the sea bed.
Is salt required to make soap?Is salt need to mummify?Is the Dead Sea really lifeless?Why does water dissolve salt?Why do you put salt in a champagne bucket?The author answers original, concise and highly-educational questions lightheartedly and with plenty of humour.The book provides the basics of everything you need to know about salt and what makes it so culturally rich.
The Calanques National Park has been a project since the 1970s, but has now become official by decree in April 2012. It is the first second-generation national park (law of 2006).Given that it is coastal and located at the gates to Marseille, a city with a population of two million, its creation has crystallised crucial ecological and social issues. How can we define its borders at the scale of "natural" urban areas involved? How can we protect the biodiversity whilst preserving the cultural heritage? This book retraces the construction of the project by focusing on the consultation period involving all the stakeholders (economists, politicians, residents, users, etc.).
The risk management policy introduced since Cyclone Xynthia in February 2010 has highlighted the need to re-think French risk management policy and its climate change adaptation plan.This collective work analyses the recent natural disasters, especially Xynthia, and makes a few suggestions for an integrated risk management policy.
The risks of shortages of certain metals and uncertainties surrounding land reserves of several others justify seeking to diversify the sources of supply and to call on the potential of the deep marine mineral resources.
An astonishing adventure illustrated by a hundred or so watercolours which present the measuring instruments, vessels, submersibles, sailors and scientists which have contributed to the exploration of abysses.
This guide identifies, per family, over 500 species of invertebrates likely to be picked up by a trawl between the Bay of Biscay and the Eastern Channel. It is illustrated with over 1,000 photos and line drawings.
This richly-illustrated coastal marine atlas of the Basque country and southern Landes presents the results of research into the physical and living environments, fishing resources and activities taking place there.