Operation, Organisation

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The overall objective of the ZABrI is focused on understanding the social and ecological processes that control the functioning and evolution of the socio-ecosystem of the Brest roadstead and the Iroise Sea located at the land-sea interface. This objective is pursued with a view to increasing knowledge and transforming this territory towards greater sustainability.

One of the main advantages of a workshop area is that it allows these objectives to be pursued on the long termThis time is needed to develop a real sense of ownership of the project and to ensure that the project's objectives are met. This time is necessary for the development of real inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches required to address the full complexity of socio-ecosystems. It is in this continuity that innovation can emerge, at the interface between science and society.

The ZABrI is structured in 4 major scientific themes and 3 cross-cutting themes.

Theme 1 focuses on the issue of coastal risks, theme 2 addresses the issue of human activities and water quality along the land-sea continuum, theme 3 focuses on sustainability: between exploitation and conservation/restoration, and theme 4 studies the trajectories of socio-ecosystems over time. In addition, the cross-cutting themes bring methodological innovations, both in terms of inter-/trans-disciplinary approaches and integrated human-nature modelling (theme 1), as well as aspects related to the management and availability of "data" to the greatest number of people (theme 2) or communication/mediation to increase the visibility of the ZABrI on its territory (theme 3).