François Briant & Antoine Puisay (Institut Polynésien de Biomimétisme, Tahiti)BEHAVIOR public seminar
Title : Coral reefs and biomimicry in French Polynesia
12:154R4-Ground Floor | Conference room (Off-COVID = 182 pers., COVID = 91 pers.)
The Polynesian Institute for Biomimicry (IPB) aims to raise awareness on biomimicry, and develop its use in French Polynesia, among inhabitants and visitors, individuals and businesses. With around one hundred active members, IPB offers initiation to biomimicry along three main axes :
1-Discovery and observation of nature and its functions through diving,
2-In-depth training in biomimicry techniques and methodology,
3-Assistance in the development of bio-inspired products and services. During this meeting between IPB and CBI, we will present our work carried out since 2018 during the conception, design and in situ testing of bio-inspired coral nurseries. We will also explore together the richness of coral ecosystems in terms of biodiversity (biological and functional). We will then focus our attention on some examples of specific observable functions, integrating movement, communication and behaviors.