Established in 2016, ILICO, France’s multi-agency Research Infrastructure for coastal ocean observation, aims to observe and understand coastal ocean and seashore environments in a comprehensive manner. ILICO brings together an ensemble of complementary observation networks that collect samples and deploy a wide range of measurement devices to study these ecosystems. The observation networks are accredited through a peer-reviewed evaluation process overseen by national research agencies. The networks are : BENTHOBS, COAST HF, CORAIL, DYNALIT, MOOSE, PHYTOBS, ReefTemps, SOMLIT & SONEL. ILICO’s missions include to foster interactions between members of its pluri-disciplinary research community in order to improve understanding of the function and evolution of these environments.
To find out more Coastal Ocean and Nearshore Observation: A French Case Study https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2019.00324/full
Video on ILICO's youtube channel : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdoO6H7n83I