SeaLab 1.0

is an idea born from learning-through-research courses at Licence FDV

It aims to imagine, design, create and test low-cost research methods and tools for marine biology research.

These methods and tools could be used for educational or scientific purposes, as well as for raising awareness and increasing civic engagement in sustainable use and research on marine ecosystems.



  • Imagine and design research methods for low-cost marine biology research
  • Implement and evaluate the designed methods
  • Report and document the best practices and share the methods and tools developed on GitHub via Creative Commons licence



  • Preparation - May 2017

    Brainstorming about possible projects, design of research methods and tools that would allow to study the marine ecosystem, using low-cost solutions and rapid prototyping.

  • Implementation - June 10-18th 2017

    Testing, adapting and evaluating the designed protocols and tools during an intensive week, in a real environment.

  • Conclusion - July-September 2017

    Documenting the methods, including things that did not work, to ensure others would be able to continue the process.


SeaLab 1.0 directly addresses four UN sustainable development goals

Responsible consumption and production

SeaLab aims to develop methods and tools aligned with the sustainable development, but also raise awareness on the impact that light, temperature, noise and chemical pollution, as well as human activities have on the marine ecosystem.

Quality education

Learning-through-research active learning pedagogy will be used in SeaLab. To emerge the creative ideas, to design and create tools and methods, and to implement and evaluate the tools and methods. All of these activities exercise research skills, but also transversal skills essential for personal development and lifelong learning.

Climate action

the interdisciplinary approach is necessary in SeaLab to study the marine ecosystems, which are heavily impacted by climate change. Low-cost research methods might be available for citizens to get more involved in monitoring the change in their environment and increase awareness regarding the climate parameters impacting the ecosystem.

Life below water

The main subject of the SeaLab is to try to understand life in the sea.

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