GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE severely impacts the functioning of marine and fresh-water microorganism ecosystems and is reflected in their changing biodiversity and structure. Thus, scientific surveys of the biology and environmental parameters of these populations provide unique information to help us understand the relationship between their environmental forcing and plankton dynamics. These surveys are expensive in terms of the amount of expert time required to identify, enumerate and compare the sampling results.
"HYDROPTIC's key objective is to facilitate the automation of the identification, size distribution and enumeration of zooplankton species and sediments in the waters of the world. We believe that by developing systems that will reduce the expert time spent at the microscope in routine identification and enumeration of zooplankton and by providing a repeatable system for the comparison of the characteristics of zooplankton populations we can help advance the important ongoing scientific investigations into the effects of climate change and global warming. HYDROPTIC is the developer, manufacturer and distributor of its systems under exclusive licence from and in active cooperation with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France's governmental scientific establishment and L'Université Pierre et Marie Curie. In particular, we acknowledge the research and innovation by the scientists at CNRS L'Observatoire Océanologique who developed the system."
Jérôme COINDAT, Managing Director, HYDROPTIC