Overview

Created on January 20, 2018, our organization aims at actively working for the preservation of our oceans, by allowing everyone to access knowledge and discoveries of marine biology research around the world.

This adventure has only just begun! And it will continue with you, our readers, contributors, partners and donators., etc.

We each contribute to the dissemination of scientific knowledge, towards a better understanding of the environmental issues that our oceans are facing, and we hope that our work will contribute to the emergence of new initiatives to protect marine life..

Corail
Why Koural ? It simply means coral in Breton (the Celtic, traditional language spoken in French Brittany)...



Our 3 areas of work

Vulgarisation

1. Popular science and raising awareness of scientific research on marine biology for different audiences (researchers or others, and children).

Pédagogie

2. Creating and implementing educational and field activities to disseminate knowledge about the preservation of the marine environment, including via collaborations with scientific institutions and other organizations.

Equipe

3. Participation and follow-up of scientific projects.

The Koural Fairy

Koural is our source of inspiration, she is a blue elf who left the Emerald Coast in Brittany to discover the world. During her travels she has met and continues to meet many people, animals and plants, who have all become her friends. With their help, Koural has learned more about the oceans and their natural wonders. She has decided to do everything she can to share the knowledge she acquires everyday !

At night, she whispers in the ears of some passionate people, lovers of the sea and its inhabitants, to suggest them to share their knowledge, their experiences, their findings, and make as many people as possible aware of the importance of preserving these environments.

She never stops expanding the team, and thanks to all of them, the marine world will be better known and therefore, we hope, better preserved.

If you also want to join this adventure, contact us !

Visage de la Fée Koural
My name is Koural. Nice to meet you !

Our team

The projects' trove

  • KARECOMAO
  • EDUCOMA
  • BAHARI-MOR
  • CORCOMA
  • KARECOMAO is an educational toolkit aiming at exposing children to the richness and diversity of coral reefs, and teach them about the importance of protecting them. This kit has been entirely conceived by the Koural volunteers, upon a request from Deep Blue Exploration. It comprises :

    • the KARECOMAO model,
    • the games DIVERSION, SYMBIO and SERMENO,
    • a construction game to build a 3D coral reef,
    • 2 kits to conduct mini scientific experiments .

    The kit is available to schools, organisations and other actors of environmental education. It is also used by the Koural organization, within its own educational programs and during events aimed at exposing the general public to coral reefs. .

    To know more about the various tools within KARECOMAO, head into the e-library.

    If you're interested in using KARECOMAO for a project of event : contact our team or the Deep Blue Exploration organization.

    KARECOMAO was created with the financial support of the Office Français de la Biodiversité .


  • EDUCOMA is an educational program carried out by our partner Deep Blue Exploration on the territory of Mayotte (Indian Ocean). It aims to raise awareness of more than 500 students of CM1, CM2 and 6ème to the issues of the preservation of coral reefs.


    Photographie séance test EDUCOMA - Chirongi 5 - Mayotte Photographie séance test EDUCOMA - Chirongi 5 - Mayotte Photographie séance test EDUCOMA - Chirongi 5 - Mayotte Photographie séance test EDUCOMA - Chirongi 5 - Mayotte Photographie séance test EDUCOMA - Chirongi 5 - Mayotte Photographie séance test EDUCOMA - Chirongi 5 - Mayotte

    Taking the form of 6 sessions in each of the participating classes, led by a facilitator from the Mayotte Nature Environnement association, the program will run for 2 years from the start of the 2023 school year. The sessions alternate phases of fun activities, experimentation, educational input and interaction with professionals.


    Koural has created the different educational tools used in this program and is assisting Mayotte Nature Environnement in their implementation.

    More about the EDUCOMA program on the Deep Blue Exploration's website.

    EDUCOMA was created with the financial support of the Mayotte Rectorate and the Office Français de la Biodiversité (Natural Marine Reserve of Mayotte).

    Photo credits : Mayotte Nature Environnement


  • Bahari-Mor is a school exchange program between classes in Brittany and Mayotte, dedicated to the discovery and study of the marine environments of these 2 territories..


    For a whole school year, each participating class studies its marine environment, the threats it faces, identifies and devises solutions to preserve it and discovers emblematic protection actions that already exist in their area. Throughout the year, they share their discoveries and acquired knowledge with their referent class in the other region, thus becoming aware of the differences and links that exist between these 2 environments, which are more than 8,000 km apart..


    A l'origine de ce programme, Koural met à disposition ses équipes scientifiques et pédagogiques pour l'élaboration et la mise en oeuvre de ce programme avec les enseignants des différentes classes, fourni le matériel scientifique nécessaire à l'étude ainsi que tout le matériel audio/vidéo nécessaires aux échanges à distance entre les élèves et enseignants, et assure la coordination globale du projet.

    Bahari-Mor is a program carried out with the financial support of the Crédit Agricole Foundation.


  • The CORCOMA program, initiated in 2021 by the organization for citizen science Deep Blue Exploratio, allows to monitor the health of coral reef ecosystems in Mayotte (Indian Ocean) and to aquire new knowledge on these reefs, particularly in the mesophotic zone between 30 and 120m deep (very difficult to access). Divers from Deep Blue Exploration have put in place a monitoring station which enables :

    • the identification of species (new or already known), their habitats and their dynamics, using 3D cartography technology,
    • the study of their environment from the surface all the way to 120m deep,
    • the census of potential early signs of stress in a few key species, such as sponges and corals.

    The Koural volunteers have Deep Blue Exploration, with the support of Mayotte Nature Environnement, to conceive handouts and educational tools within the program. Koural also assist animators from Mayotte Nature Environnement on their first session in schools for the handling of these new tools.

    More about the CORCOMA program : Deep Blue Exploration website.

    CORCOMA is made possible with the financial support of the Direction de l'Equipement et de l'Aménagement et du Logement in Mayotte and of the Office Français de la Biodiversité.