6 committed partners for a first ever worldwide innovative system

With a history stretching back almost four centuries serving a first-rate national navy, with industrial infrastructures and skills at its disposal, Naval Group (named DCNS before June 2017) is a world leader for naval defence.

Naval Group is a French state Owner (62%) company with more than 12.700 employee and a global turnover around 3.2 billion euros. 9 sites in France and 19 in foreign countries allow Naval Group to be a global player.

Highly involved in marine environmental protection, Naval Group is the inspirational lead behind AGESCIC. Naval Group provides its acoustic discretion expertise, in particular the mastery of noise mitigation materials. Naval Group brings to the AGESCIC project the SubSea Quieter, a technology it has been developing since 2015.

Subsidiary of Bouygues Travaux Publics, Bouygues Travaux Publics Régions France is specialized in civil works, river and maritime works, earthworks, infrastructure and re-inforcing works.

As a general contractor, particularly active on most French ports, Bouygues Travaux Publics Régions France will bring its long experience in coastal projects. Given its experience in coastal construction projects, Bouygues Travaux Publics Régions France is well aware of their environmental impact.

Within AGESCIC, Bouygues Travaux Publics Régions France, will provide a pilot site where the solution will be tested.



CREOCEAN is a consultancy company providing environmental, engineering and planning services in marine and coastal environment.

With 10 offices worldwide, CREOCEAN offers a comprehensive service turned towards protection, development and planning of coastal and marine areas with a major cause for integrated and sustainable management. Their expertise covers geology, geophysics, hydrodynamics, sediment transport, biology, and ecology.

In the AGESCIC project, CREOCEAN’s expertise on sediment transport and turbidity as well as their experience on global environmental impact assessment will be mobilized.


Ecocean is a French pioneering company with a unique know-how: The Post-larval Capture and Culture (PCC).

Shoreline areas are more and more impacted by human activities. ECOCEAN participate to marine ecosystems restoration and sustainable management promotion of marine resources by implementing innovative projects and radical new technologies all over the world.

The solutions proposed by Ecocean contribute to the rehabilitation of the natural life cycle of coastal fish, through post-larval capture, culture and restocking (BioRestore) or by the installation of artificial fish nursery habitats (Biohut®) along developed waterfronts to enhance the chance of survival of fish larvae that naturally colonize the coast.

Thanks to its patented fishing devices especially designed for capturing post-larval fish, Ecocean is also able to build, operate and transfer this technology to artisan fishermen, aquaculture farmers and marine scientists around the world.

Ecocean received in 2016 from the French Ministry of Environment and the ADEME, the National Biodiversity “Grand Prix” for its action in marine ecological restoration.

Within AGESCIC, Ecocean will design, construct and deploy at the sea the two mitigation solutions proposed over the project: the AVOREST solution.

Quiet-Oceans is a European leader in passive acoustics, underwater noise prediction, monitoring and mitigation. Quiet-Oceans provides state-of-the-art risk assessment tools and management capabilities to help governments and maritime industry to secure their projects.

With an international portfolio, Quiet-Oceans is involved with the major players of the offshore marine renewable industry, shipping, coastal development industry as well as with European governmental agencies.

Quiet-Oceans’ flagship products are:

  • Quonops©, its proprietary operational ocean noise prediction system;
  • Smart-PAM, real-time communication buoy providing underwater noise measurement and marine animal activity estimation in real time.

Within the AGESCIC project, Quiet-Oceans will develop the SmartPAM+ system and bring its expertise in underwater acoustics and its impact on fauna.

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research, specialized in the fields of engineering, architecture and science.

The UPC puts its scientific and technological infrastructure at the service of research groups and centres, researchers and students, professionals, companies and institutions.

The objectives of the UPC are based on internationalization, as it is Spain’s technical university with the highest number of international PhD students and Spain’s university with the highest number of international master’s degree students. The UPC has a vision of innovation and talent in a global and highly competitive world.

The Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics within the UPC holds more than a decade of experience in passive acoustic monitoring from both cabled and autonomous platforms, in both deep and shallow waters, and more recently in air. It specializes in detection, classification and localization of acoustic events of biological, anthropogenic or natural origin.

Within AGESCIC the LAB/UPC will be tasked with the automated processing of acoustic data, the detection of marine mammals and other biological sources, the assessment of noise levels with respect to environmental impact, and the integration of other environmental sensors in the data stream.