EXPEDITION + CLIPPERTON
Name of the expedition : CLIPPERTON
Location : Pacific Ocean
Date : December 2004 > April 2005
Clipperton, the only example of a coral atoll in the eastern Pacific, is one of the least disturbed island systems in the world, giving it significant scientific and heritage value.
Bringing together researchers from all disciplines, the Expedition Clipperton aims to achieve a state of nature of this atoll unknown: identification, counting and origin of species, distribution of biodiversity in the Pacific, study of the past climate and response to current environmental aggressions, research of new active principles …
This inventory work is today an absolute necessity, to understand and put in place measures to protect biodiversity, and major global balances.