The Ifremer L-3AS-UMR MARBEC Joint Research Lab in Palavas Les Flots:
This is a specialist in aquaculture and aquatic production systems. It offers a wealth of aquaculture expertise on system monitoring (Coves et al., 1998; Li et al., 2015; Sammouth et al., 2009), fish nutrition (Przybyla et al., 2014), bioremediation of fish farm waste (d’Orbcastel et al., 2008), trophic cascades (Mladineo et al., 2010), as well as alternative sources of aquaculture feed (Marques et al., 2016). This laboratory is heavily involved in studies on trophic cascades and in particular the use of micro-algae as an alternative source of food for farmed organisms (fish, molluscs, crustaceans). This IMTA type system can easily be integrated into the “Bioregenerative Life Support System” (BLSS) of a terrestrial or lunar orbital station. The L-3AS laboratory is also involved in the “Lunar Hatch” project.
Cyrille PRZYBYLA: Research engineer in multi trophic aquaculture in extreme environments. Graduate of the Observatoire de Paris in “Celestial mechanics”. LAUVE project leader
Eric GASSET: Aquaculture engineer, specialising in early life stage embryogenesis in marine fish. Expert in the production and domestication systems of new species.
Gilbert DUTTO: Senior technician with expertise in early life stages of fish and in long-distance land transport of embryonated oocytes.