About ILICO...

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 in situ observation networks deploying a wide range of instruments to sample and measure parameters at high and / or low frequencies. 

Long-term monitoring is essential to understanding and anticipating 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 study of these environments is notorious for the challenges posed by spatial heterogeneity and temporal dynamics at nested scales. 

ILICO is a network of 8 established observation networks COAST-HF, CORAIL, DYNALIT, MOOSE, PHYTOBS, ReefTEMPS, SOMLIT, SONEL (and BENTHOBS, applying for national observation network recognition). 

It’s also a pluri-disciplinary network of over 50 French laboratories involved in coastal and nearshore scientific research (lab correspondants work together on priority actions). 

To find out more - in English - read our review Coastal Ocean and Nearshore Observation: A French Case Study

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2019.00324/full

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Interactive map of ILICO field sites

Calendar

14Jun2021
18Jun2021

EMODnet Open Conference and Jamboree 2021 (online event)

online event
EMODnet Open Conference and Jamboree 2021 (online event)
02Nov2021
05Nov2021

Assemblée Générale / Colloque Scientifique EVOLECO

La Rochelle, France

L'IR-ILICO organise annuellement un colloque dédié à des réflexions autour de questions scientifiques et donnant lieu à son Assemblée Générale.

En 2021 le colloque ILICO est adossé au colloque EvolEco. L'évènement est programmé du 2 au 5 novembre à La Rochelle.

05Nov2021
07Nov2021

Ocean Hackathon 2021

different cities
Ocean Hackathon 2021
02Nov2021
05Nov2021

E-ENVIR 2021

Strasbourg, France
E-ENVIR 2021
07Dec2021
09Dec2021

EU COMARE 2021

Saint-Malo, France
EU COMARE 2021
26Apr2022
28Apr2022

Symposium on Decadal Variability

Bergen, Norvège
Symposium on Decadal Variability