The company was founded in 2003 by two passionate marine biologists. The two founders were previously involved in PCC technology since 1999 (French Polynesia and Comoros). In 2006, a first capital increase involved the local business angels MELIES as well as close relatives. The last capital increase has been performed in 2014 and used the innovative method of crowdfunding. At this occasion, the MELIES business angels withdrawn from Ecocean with a significant benefit from their initial investment.
Gilles Lecaillon is the co-founder and current CEO of Ecocean and is helped by Severine Pristchepa. Since the last capital increase, he is leading the strategic comity of the company. Gilles is supported by a young team (mean age: 34 years old), dynamic and ultra motivated.
Biohabitats Inc. helps communities to improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, restore degraded ecosystems, and facilitate educational opportunities through ecological assessment, planning and restoration initiatives that are scientifically sound, realistic to implement and cost effective to manage.
Unlike traditional engineering firms that claim to “do ecology,” Biohabitats’ devotes its entire practice to ecological restoration, conservation planning and regenerative design
Aligned in mission and sharing a common vision, Ecocean and Biohabitats collaborate on projects in both Europe and North America.
Created in 2005, Pôle Mer Méditerranée is a business and innovation world class sea cluster located in South of France. It aims to promote sustainable development of the maritime and coastal economy, in the Mediterranean, Europe and the rest of the world. Ecocean as an actor of innovation in the maritime industry of the PACA Region became a member in 2009 and has implemented projects approved and labeled by the cluster.
Ecocean has joined this Water Pole in 2013. This adhesion offers support and helps members to grow through innovation thanks to a network of researchers and scientists. Being a member of the Water Pole provides expertise and advices in collaboration with research centers to improve projects and better answer calls for proposal.
The mission of SER (Society for Ecological Restoration) is to promote ecological restoration as a means of sustaining the diversity of life on Earth and re-establishing an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture. Aligned in mission and sharing a common vision with the organization, Ecocean became a member in 2009 and presents every year new projects during the annual SER international conference.
Ecocean is a member of AIVP (The Worldwide Network of Port Cities) since 2014. This association accompanied their members in the implementation of new strategies that allow them to more effectively face up to the changes that impact environmental and economic development. Port Authorities, coastal cities and other shoreline managers can discover Ecocean’s solutions through this network.
L’UPGE(Professional Union for Ecological Engineering) is an association that gathers companies working on ecological engineering projects. Ecocean became a member in 2009 and thus keeps up to date with this fast growing sector.
A floating farm !? what’s this ? As its name suggests, it’s a farm, with cows, that produce good organic milk … but on the water! And of course we have installed #Biohut! It is located in the heart of the port of Rotterdam! Last week, Ecocean was able to equip 4 Biohut and 2 […]
A report on our farm in Marseille, on Al-Jazeera at Port de Marseille-Fos. As a bonus, spotlight on two of our fishermen in the video. #Biodiversity #Restocking #Fish #Mediterranean
1ers suivis dans le port danois avec une belle biodiversité de petits poissons…
This week, 4 Biohut were installed in the Port of Rotterdam. This is a test phase to validate the efficiency of the process in this very special environment: the Port of Rotterdam is the largest commercial port in Europe and the eighth in the world in terms of traffic. Located in the North Sea at […]
Immersion totale sous l’eau à La Ciotat lors des relâchés des poissons de la ferme de Marseille – Projet Casciomar
Vidéo de présentation du quotidien d’Ecocean sur 1 trimestre – Episode 1
Here are the last photos from the floating vegetalized raft implemented on the Serre-Ponçon Lake for 6 months now. Juveniles of perch and pike were observed around our Biohut and in the aquatic vegetation. You can also observe the evolution of the terrestrial vegetation of the Biohut in the middle of an exceptional setting! Thanks again to […]
16 Biohut have been installed yesterday in Port de l’Arsenal in Paris, half of them displaying a new design meant to specifically provide spawning grounds for fish to lay their eggs. Ecological monitoring will be lead conjointly by Ecocean and Paris municipality canal department. The excellent visibility allowed our photographer Remy Dubas to take some […]
In 2016, four Biohut were attached to the bank of a floating garden in the middle of Rotterdam. After one year of installation, a diver from Ecocean went to see what species were to be found in our first dutch artificial nurseries. Despite having only 20 cm of visibility, he was able to observe several […]