MSC Group modifies the itinerary of its ships to preserve Blue Whales in Sri Lanka

In the Indian Ocean, south of the coast of Sri Lanka, an Important Marine Mammal Area (IMMA) has been identified by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature). Many blue whales are observed there throughout the year. Known as the largest animal living on our planet, the Blue Whale is also classified by the […]


A humpback whale is found stranded in California following a collision

A well-known humpback whale from the American West Coast was found stranded on 8/29/2022 in Halfmoon Bay on the coast of California. This humpback whale was nicknamed “Fran” (or CRC-12049) and was a well-known female in the region. She had been regularly observed over the years (she was the second most reported humpback whale on […]


10 years of data collection via REPCET®.

The REPCET® system was co-developed by Souffleurs d’Ecume and Chrisar Software Technologies. Scientific and educational monitoring is provided by the NGO MIRACETI. The system has been operational since 2010. As of 31 December 2020, 37 REPCET units are deployed on board commercial vessels, as well as 3 fixed units deployed at CROSS MED, CROSS AG […]

REPCET® sightings in 2021

The REPCET system allows the real-time sharing of large cetacean positions between different vessels. REPCET is a collaborative network, so when an officer sees a cetacean, they can transmit the position of the cetacean to the network of equipped vessels through REPCET. This sharing of positions allows vessels to take appropriate measures to limit collision […]


A new vessel equipped and two REPCET® trainings given

On April 8, a new vessel was equipped with REPCET®. This ship is the MONACO ONE: a 12-metre catamaran chartered by SMIP (Société Monégasque Internationale Portuaire). It joins the network of equipped vessels and will be able to contribute to sharing in real time the position of cetaceans that may be encountered during the navigations. […]


Summary of observations recorded on the REPCET® software in 2019

In 2019,  1051 observations were reported on the REPCET® software in the Mediterranean sea and other seas or oceans. Large cetaceans such as fin whales and sperm whales are increasingly reported on the REPCET® interface. In 2014, they represented 25% of cetaceans recorded in the software and in 2019 they represented around 50% of all […]

REPCET® training courses, a studious summer!

New vessels have been equipped with the REPCET® software and training is being provided. At the beginning of August, we boarded the MN Colibri of the Compagnie Maritime Nantaise for a two hours training courses taught in English. First, the six officers who attended the training learned to use the REPCET® system and then learned […]


The 2019 REPCET® fleet

The REPCET® fleet now includes 39 vessels and 5 organizations equipped with the land-based system. Since July 1st 2017, Article 106 of the Law for the Reconquest of Biodiversity, Nature and Landscapes requires certain vessels flying the French flag to be equipped with a system for identifying and sharing cetacean positions. The REPCET® system meets […]


The 2018 observations report will soon be available

The great REPCET Network sent 1825 observations. These observations are shared in real time with all the equipped ships and allow to anticipate an encounter with an animal. The raw data are being analyzed and the 2018 report will soon be available. Last year, 911 observations were made.

The Collision Network in 2019

The Collision Network is back on track! The aim is to facilitate the inventory of collisions in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a voluntary and participatory project, carried out with shipowners and port authorities. Membership in the Collision Network is free of charge. Contact us and join the Collision Network. More information.