NL 47 headbands Cybelle Mediterranean Printemps2017

The citizen science are at the heart of the actions of Cybelle Planète ! Always with the desire to give all citizens the opportunity to actively participate in the protection of biodiversity, the association promotes participatory developing innovative and accessible common tools.

In the program :



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OBSenMER: A network for observers and offshore data collectors.

This major project was initiated in 2015 by Cybelle PlanèteIn partnership with GECC,aim to establish an extensive network of amateur observers and professionals on the wide biodiversity. The OBSenMER network covers a large part of French waters: Mediterranean, Channel-Atlantic, Antilles, Guyana… and all data is freely shared with the user community.
Cybelle Planète administers OBsenMER in the Mediterranean Sea. It thus makes its experience as an observer at sea and widely tested and approved protocols available to as many people as possible. Data collection takes place in three levels of opportunist observation (beginner) level to expert observation.
Cybelle Mediterranean contributes to OBSenMER network and all data collected by the contributors of our program are freely shared.
This innovative project allows an entire community (boaters, expert naturalists, data users, associations, managers, ...) to come together and work together towards a common goal, namely the knowledge and protection of marine species.

If you want to join the OBSenMER network, do not hesitate to register online

NB: We will present in more detail in our next OBSenMER network dedicated to this newsletter.


Winter #Bilan your observations

Return on your unwavering commitment in Winter, a very interesting time of year for usBecause this period remains largely unknown : Indeed there less output in winter, so less data collected. The data are very useful to the different work of researchers! The participation of boaters is paramountEspecially in winter when data are missing and where they are the only ones to significantly move things by being on the ground!
You have forwarded us fifty reporting this winter, Including: 25 dolphins, 14 whales and sperm whales, 5 jellyfish, 1 mobula ray, 1 leatherback turtle, 1 twisted penguin, 17 pelagic fish ...

The success of this App is only due to your involvement. Do not hesitate to talk about OBSenMER around you!


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The implementation OBSenMER


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Interview Gael Evans:

How did you hear about the Cybelle Méditerranée program? What made you want to contribute?

"If I remember correctly I saw an advertisement for Cybelle Méditerranée in a magazine. Having completed studies in Zoology and Environmental Biology in Great Britain I have always been ambitious to work in the field of conservation or protection I found myself working on private Riviera yachts by default. It is an industry which does not always present the best environmental values ​​but which has potential in the census environment which is not negligible. J 'always tries to introduce notions of respect for the environment to my colleagues at work, hoping that a good example can limit the environmental damage caused by this industry. I have long looked for a way to contribute being in an environment privileged for the observations of cetaceans so I was delighted to find the operation Cybelle Mediterranean a few years ago now.  

You are a seasoned user of the OBSenMER application. What do you particularly like about this tool?

The new application has greatly facilitated the transmission of information. Being on a boat where wifi access can be limited, the application made my job more pleasant due to its ergonomics. To be able to enter the data during the passage and download everything when I arrive at the port. The fact of being able to create the continuous observations is a real asset since in the past I would not send anything if I hadn't observed anything which happens more often than one imagines. Without this information, the data would be false if only 'positive' information data was recorded.  

Do you feel actively involved in the protection of biodiversity when using OBSenMER application? And why ?

By working in the environment, volunteer services like this allow us to deepen our natural knowledge and actively participate in our biodiversity. In addition, I took the opportunity to educate the rest of my crew so that they too can send me their observations with the help of the OBSenMER identification cards. I noticed a greater interest in the fauna that we meet since that, whether it is towards the whales or the myths that rest on our windows ...

And your best observation at sea? (or the most striking?)

Since I have worked on the boats, the memories of striking observations are numerous. From the many pods of dolphins that activate in our bow, the Pilot Whales which attempt the same acrobatics with less success, the turtles which sleep with seagulls resting on their shells or the sleeping moonfish. On the other hand, my two favorite memories must be the observation of sperm whales which jumped in the east of Sardinia or the passage of two whales nearby in the middle of a calm night and to hear only their exhalations ... "

We warmly thank Gael Evans for his testimony.


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#OBSenMER contest games

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The first 25 observers and users of the app were offered the very last Cybelle Méditerranée t-shirt bearing the image of the campaign: “One finger, one eye is enough”.

Thank you to you all for your participation and congratulations to the lucky 25:

Hub, Mjbaronnodin, Gilles Lanoé, Titouan, Maya. 732, Nab, Rene Quiqueran, Gael Evans, Yanaime, Cathou, Marc marin d'eau frais, Julie Seguineau, Ziarafalou, Bricolly, Youille, K-Dy, Francoisbenard, Pierre Jean Pareti , Cantalesa, Webtostart, Anne Carlier, Pierre Jean Perrin, Gillouk, Drakkars and Bbel.



If you too would like to have in your wardrobe this nice shirt limited edition et support the Cybelle Mediterranean participatory science program, Know that it is now possible to order it. (See details below in our shop).



#New: The Tote Bag

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It's time to do something useful for the planet:

Boycott plastic bags!

Use cloth bags for shopping, going to the beach etc ... In this dynamic, we have created a tote bag* (Limited edition) on the theme of the “One finger, one eye is enough” campaign.

Convenient, trendy and cute frankly, this bag will follow you everywhere, at sea as on land!

* 100% cotton
Navy blue (dark)

Check out his shirt and / or Tote Bag:

Prices :
Tote Bag: 10 euros (* Excluding shipping)
T-shirt: 15 euros (* Excluding shipping)
Just us send your request to : This e-mail address is protected against spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
In your contact details: Name, address, email, item number, size of the shirt if needed ...

NB: * The shipping costs will be communicated in the estimate that we will send you following your request.



Shipping in the Mediterranean Sea

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 The Grand Tour Mediterranean:

This year,  Cybelle Planet organizes an exceptional expedition in the Mediterranean, a Grand Tour that will lead the boat Avocet of Ryme until Greece !! From Hyères via Sicily and Malta, the ecovolunteers who will embark with the Cybelle team will travel to the South islands of Greece to admire emblematic species of the Mediterranean : the monk seal in the Greek islands, loggerhead turtles which congregate in the waters close to nesting sites,…

In Brief: WHY, FOR WHOM?

  • You are already a contributor Cybelle Méditerranée, via our website or the mobile app OBSenMER ? And you want to go further collecting expert level information ?
  • You would like contribute to the monitoring of offshore wildlife and you do not have a boat ?
  • Want to discover emblematic species of the Mediterranean with a trained and passionate ecoguide? This is a unique opportunity to practice an expert level of research effort andlearn about Mediterranean marine fauna.

Embark with us to discover the richness of the Mediterranean fauna, for 10 or 15 days of navigation!

=> Find out more about shipping: Grand Tour Mediterranean
Et to track all information in real time of the Grand Tour Mediterranean, find us on the Facebook group that we created:

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Mission Cetaceans Pelagos Sanctuary:

And for those who do not have the opportunity to go more than a week, also discover the Whales Pelagos Mission, a 7-day embarkation this summer in the Marine Sanctuary dedicated to marine mammals of the Western Mediterranean.
An exceptionally rich fauna is waiting off the French coast. Embark with us to explore!

=> Find out more: Mission Pelagos Sanctuary


Questionnaire - Looking for You!

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 Questionnaire citizen science:

Boaters and marine users, help us understand the place of the preservation of biodiversity in the world of yachting and water sports!

By responding to our questionnaire, we will know your motives and will reconcile them with our needs to involve as many people in the protection of the Mediterranean marine biodiversity.

You are already over 150 who responded, which is very encouraging! If you haven't had time yet, we invite you to answer it, and to distribute it around you to better improve our program and make it correspond to your expectations!
This will only take 7 short minutes, and we will be a great help!
To participate in the survey, it's here: SURVEY


About Cybelle Planet:

Cybelle Planet is a participatory ecology association. Its purpose is to encourage citizen participation in research programs or biodiversity conservation (animal, plant, cultural, human ...). The lines of action of the combination being:
• Eco-volunteering with Cybelle eco-volunteering,
• Participatory sciences with Cybelle Méditerranée,
• Sensitization and education of citizens to the environment and its protection,
• Advice and expertise in the field of participatory ecology.

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