This first day of the Science Festival celebration on the theme:
” Ecosystem services in French Polynesia: what is the purpose of the nature” allowed to gather almost 400 people (350 students and 50 general public).
Benjamin de Clume (beekeeper), Jean Kape (Best – Tamariki Te-Puka_Maruia – Te Reo o te Tuamotu), Elodie Martinez (IRD Institute for Research and Development), Gilles Tehau Parzy (Eden Park Bio Strategies), Antoine Poteau (IRD), Taivini Teai (University of French Polynesia).
From the left to the right : Mr Eric Besse (Principal of the Paul Gauguin Lycée) – Antoine Poteau (IRD), Magali Soria (te mana o te moana), Benjamin de Clume (beekeper), Vie Stabile (te mana o te moana), Taivini Teia (UPF), Elodie Martinez (IRD), Marc Taquet (IRD) and Elena Gorchakova (te mana o te moana).
The evening was focused on the Conference Cycle, which was held at “Le Petit Théâtre de la Maison de la Culture” where more than 50 people came to the scientific lectures and where local experts, from Earth to Ocean, passing by the Sky, explained the favours given by the Polynesian nature.
The precious lecturers:
Dr. Serges PLANES, Research Manager at the CNRS (The French National Centre for Scientific Research) and Head Manager of the Centre for Island Research and Environment Observatory (CRIOBE), Dr. Marc TAQUET, Head Manager of the French Research Institute for the Development – IRD, Dr Pierre SASAL, Researcher at the CRIOBE Moorea – Centre for Island Research and Environment Observatory, Jean-Michel BORIE, FOGER Department’s Head – Rural Development Services, Jean-Yves MEYER botanist from the Delegation for the Research and the Technology in French Polynesia, Philippe RAUST, President of the Ornithological Society of French Polynesia Manu, Dr. Hervé BOSSIN, Medical Entomologist in the Louis Mallardé Institute (ILM) in French Polynesia, Jean KAPE, President of the association “Tamariki Te-Puka-Maruia”, of “Te Reo o te Tuamotu” and coordinator of the BEST project.
This 24th edition of the Science Festival in French Polynesia is coordinated by the association Te Mana o Te Moana which was appointed by the Country and the High Commission of the French Republic in French Polynesia.