ARE Echelle - Tutored Outreach projects

Tutored projects are proposed in the second semester (UPMC Year 1 programme Biology-Chemistry-Geology). The 'ARE - Ateliers de Recherche Encadrée' are tutored projects aiming at developing student capacity for autonomy, reasoning and collaborative work in project teams, while illustrating the benefits of interaction between disciplines and confronting them to research activities. The context of deep-sea ecosystem research is offering a particularly relevant frame for these projects. Videos from submersible dives provide an ideal basis to introduce advance tools and current research issues in this field and the interdisciplinary approaches they require. One of our main goals is to contribute to enlarging knowledge of the temporal dynamics of biodiversity in the deep-sea, highlighting interactions between the biotic and abiotic components of these ecosystems.