The French Southern Territories (TAAF), with 4 permanent bases constitute a unique setting of breeding sites for top predators such as seabirds and seals because they are part of 3 marine biomes, subtropical, subAntarctic and Antarctic waters. Long term studies have been started in the late 1970s, with
continuous at-sea monitoring survey and individual tracking since then. All these information ... are today centralised in a long term data base on the at-sea distribution of 17 species of top predators based at the CEB Chizé laboratory.
The CEB Chizé (CNRS-UPR 1934) is in charge of archiving the long term data on at-sea distribution of marine top predators (seabirds and sea mammals). It gives access to these data for french scientific community (through collaborative ANR Project-REMIGE) and international (through the Global Procellariiform Tracking Database-Birdlife International).