The Plankton Chronicles Project is a series of short videos combining art and science. They reveal the beauty and diversity of organisms adrift in the currents.

The « Plankton Chronicles » project was started in the context of the Tara Oceans Expedition and the Institut de la Mer de Villefranche-sur-Mer (IMEV). Christian Sardet, Research Director with the CNRS at Villefranche-sur-Mer conceived the first 4 episodes of the series with Véronique Kleiner and Catherine Balladur from CNRS Images (Meudon). All other episodes were produced by Christian Sardet (IMEV & CNRS Côte-d'Azur) with Noe Sardet and Sharif Mirshak, Parafilms, Montreal. The project and site are sponsored by CNRS, Sorbonne Université and the Ville de Nice.


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Making of Plankton Chronicles

Christian Sardet
UMR 7009 BioDev
CNRS / Sorbonne Université
06230 IMEV, Villefranche-sur-Mer BP 28, France

filmmaking production

#333 – 5425 rue de Bordeaux
Montréal QC H2H2P9, Canada

Website credits: TONTON
Concept and idea: Julien Bigeault and Riwal Plaine
Design and graphics: Riwal Plaine
Developement: Julien Bigeault
Project management: Stéphanie Dos Santos

The project and site are sponsored by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS Instituts INSB et INEE), by IMEV and Sorbonne Université, the city of Nice (France), and the Scientific Interest Group GIS IBISA.

Many thanks to Claude Carré, the personnel of the Marine Station of Villefranche sur Mer, the participants and coordinators of the Tara Oceans expedition and those who helped make this series, and in particular Sacha Bollet, Bernard Dubreuil, Gregory Gallagher, Christian Johnson, Romain Strugalla, Ted Rosengarten, Camila Ossandon and Dana Sardet.

Plankton chronicle videos are licenced under

Creative Commons :
Attribution Non-Commercial
No Derivative


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