Established in 2016, the Coastal Ocean and Nearshore Observation French Research Infrastructure (“ILICO”) is dedicated to observing and improving our understanding of seashore environments and coastal ecosystems. ILICO is a distributed infrastructure comprised of observation networks deploying a wide range of instruments to sample and measure parameters at high and / or low frequencies. Long-term monitoring facilitates the understanding and anticipation of large-scale processes and phenomena that can impact coastal and littoral zones (such as quantifying the impact of extreme and / or intermittent events such as tsunamis or cyclones).
The networks comprising ILICO are COAST HF, CORAIL, DYNALIT, MOOSE, PHYTOBS, ReefTEMPS, SOMLIT and SONEL. ILICO federates a network of over 50 laboratories involved in coastal and nearshore research, representing all disciplines.
ILICO aims to become synonymous with coastal and nearshore observation and research nationally and internationally.
To find out more - in English - read our review Coastal Ocean and Nearshore Observation: A French Case Study
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