Phytoplankton biodiversity multiscale characterization using advanced optical technologies

Mission: To present PHYTOSCOPE project. The aim of this project, funded by the Total Foundation, is to demonstrate the feasibility of high-resolved oceanographic optical data for better understanding of phytoplankton biodiversity and dynamics. The overall objective of PHYTOSCOPE is to demonstrate the usefulness of high-resolved oceanographic data (in the three domains: spatial, temporal and taxonomical) for better discrimination of phytoplankton composition and dynamics, related to small and large scale processes.

Approach: Documentary. Filmed during one of the field trips to the project’s study area, the Alfacs Bay, a Southern coastal embayment of the Ebro Delta in the NW Mediterranean Sea. Motion graphics used to explain some of the concepts.

Client: Institut de Ciències del Mar – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (ICM-CSIC), TOTAL Foundation