The Research Centre

Scientific research has been an important facet of the Aquarium's activities from the beginning.

It was first brought to the public attention when our founder, Dr René Catala, presented the newly discovered fluorescent corals, and through the publication of a number of articles. It has made the Aquarium world famous.

Since the opening of the new Aquarium, scientific research has taken a leap forward. The construction of a new experimental platform on the site of the former building (hatchery, grow out and husbandry). opens the way to new research projects, undertaken either by the Aquarium, or in cooperation with local and international research institutions.

The overall aim is to contribute to a better understanding of New Caledonia's aquatic environments, and by sharing the results of their work with the public. they foster greater respect and clever conservation of these fragile environments

For further information, go to "Ongoing research".