Transverse axis

Axe 2 : Reporting and dissemination of data

© E. Amice, CNRS

Main objective

This transverse axis aims to promote the sharing and dissemination of data produced within the perimeter of the workshop area. This dynamic is based on the geographical data infrastructure INDIGEO ( in order to provide access to standardised data (ISO 19115) and to offer a graphical and cartographic display medium. The objective is twofold: to facilitate the exchange of information between researchers on the one hand and, on the other, to ensure the dissemination and promotion of research data produced within the ZABrI perimeter.


The creation of a catalogue of data that can be accessed and used by all ZABrI partners was initiated when theAtlas of the islands and islets of the Mer d'Iroise. This initiative continues by ensuring the integration and dissemination of data documenting the main markers of the workshop area. This ongoing approach is accompanied by a more global reflection to produce thematic cartographic contexts accessible online via the INDIGEO geographic data infrastructure.

The ambition is also to contribute to the emergence of a island resource and research centre whose purpose is both local and international, through the creation of multidisciplinary research actions using scientific mediation and participatory sciences. The relationship between the local and the international would be carried out within the framework of various networks: the Association des Îles du Ponant (AIP), the Federation of European Small Islands (ESIN), and especially Sea-EU, the network of European universities working on the sea and the coastline.

Finally, this axis is involved in the Historade-DataThe aim of this project is to propose a digital tool to enhance the value of data and knowledge, testifying to the evolution of Man-Environment relations in the Brest roadstead. The current tool offers several types of content pointing out the key events of the Brest roadstead socio-ecosystem, implemented from numerous documentary resources. The objective is to continue this integration of information and to enrich the visualisation tools in order to facilitate access to the diversity of information collected.


  • C. Tissot (LETG)
  • M. Rouan (LETG)