One Ocean

The Scientific Research Non Profit Organisation of the Atlantic Coast

Quoi ?

What Is One Ocean?


One Ocean’s mission is to be involved in scientific research on the Atlantic coast by participating and financing various research projects and degree courses (Bachelor, Master’s Degree and PhD) and, ultimately, offering its own expertise in the field. The main theme remains cetology (study of cetaceans), but other research topics will be addressed by the organisation. In addition, the research results obtained will be published in specialized conferences as well as in scientific journals. A partnership with other research structures will be set up to share the data collected in the knowledge base. This way, a knowledge network can be established.

What Else?


Various research topics will be discussed, although the main work will be the creation of a research catalog referencing all the cetaceans observed in the study area. These will be listed numerically and classified by species. Every information known about these individuals will be linked to their pictures. Therefore, an identity card of each animal will be established. These documents will be based on the following information: the date and place of observation, the behavior, the direction, the presence of other animals in the area, the presence of boats ... and many other details!

Mais encore ?
Où ?



1- The Arcachon Bay and the Bay of Biscay :

Research on cetaceans off the Arcachon Bay is almost non-existent. Indeed, some poll campaigns were carried out as well as necropsies on stranded animals. The first goal of One Ocean is to offer a variety of expertise directly related to the study of wild animals at sea.

2- North East Atlantic :

The second aim of One Ocean is to create partnerships with other research structures on the North East Atlantic coast. This way, the data collected in the field can be shared. We’re hoping data sharing and teamwork will greatly improve scientific knowledge on various aspects, such as the definition of migratory routes for certain animals, the comparison of behavior and / or prey, genetic and acoustic analysis.

3- What about the rest of the world ?

Nothing like a good world conference to share knowledge to the greatest number! Each year, various congresses are organized by scientific committees. One Ocean is aiming at, in the future, sharing its research results throughout scientific publications. In addition, why not considering twinning with a similar structure on the other side of the world?



Because to protect nature, you have to understand it first. Because an ecological awareness seems to finally appear, but is always too shy. Because we will not have a spare ocean.

The sharing of knowledge and education of the general public on this subject has become essential. There is no great difficulty in raising public awareness on the protection of dolphins and whales. However, their protection involves preserving their environment and their prey, by respecting their migratory routes and the quality of their water. This insurance will only be effective if it is preceded by the acquisition of knowledge about the environment, in order to act cleverly and without untenable restrictions!

Pourquoi ?
Comment ?



The first step is KNOWLEDGE. The public must have simple access to basic knowledge of environmental preservation and marine biology. News and popular science articles will be highly shared by the association, especially on social networks, accessible to all. Subsequently, the progress of research conducted by One ocean will be regularly published and updated.

An "alternative" section will also be available online. It will present simple and inexpensive alternatives to the use of highly toxic products for the environment.

The second step is ACQUIRING ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE. The more we know, the better we anticipate! This is where the "research" aspect comes in, in order to generate as much knowledge as possible about marine ecology as a whole. Indeed, the ecosystem is an extremely elaborate but unfortunately fragile whole; only one link missing in the chain and everything collapses. It is crucial to understand the links between species, predators and prey and their link with their environment.
Finally, PROMULGATING! Between individuals around a cafe or in official exchange with other research structures, nothing like talking about it! Every knowledge acquired in a professional capacity will be shared so as to complement each other. We will advance more effectively to many



Everyone is free to join the organisation after signing the registration form. Members will have privileged access to research tracking.


The research team will be composed of professionals and possibly university trainees.


Local stakeholders such as fishermen and divers are strongly encouraged to share their experiences at sea and the details of their encounters with cetaceans.

Qui ?

Become a member of our organisation
2 Avenue des Halles, Claouey, 33950 Lege Cap Ferret

check to order at: Association One ocean
Transfer to FR7630004003320001014617790

20 € (5 € + 15 € annual)

Comment contribuer ?

How to contribute?


These beautiful projects will not be possible without your help! You want to bring your stone to the building?

One ocean would be delighted to receive a donation, financial, material or in kind:


- Financially : through sponsorship or support from companies, free donations and memberships for individuals. By purchasing "One Ocean" items in both cases.

- Materially : If you prefer to participate in another way, One ocean needs equipment! Camera, GPS, External Hard Disk etc for research; but also sponsored accessories, clothing, caps etc for the operation of the association.

- Individually : By hosting representations on your premises, setting up a point of sale of our accessories, writing articles about our work and radio programs for example.