1 - What is this Web TV about?

Oceanplus.tv was launched for IMPAC 3 organised by the French Marine Protected Areas Agency and IUCN. The aim of this Web TV is to broadcast live some of the events, for example the plenary sessions and other activities, for those who will not be present in person during the congress.

This WebTV also helps to popularize the significance of oceans, the usefulness of marine protected areas and the importance of protecting them with the help of reports, interviews and other documentaries.

The Web TV is also an extension of the Ocean+ pavilion which was one of the major features of the congress. To learn more about the Ocean+ pavilion please click here.

As a resutlt of its success, the French Marine Protected Area Agency decided to continue the adventure by making this Web TV available to the marine stream of the World Parks Congress held in Sydney on November  2014.


2 - What is the theme of this Web TV?

Oceanplus.tv is about oceans in general and marine protected areas in particular. The oceans cover 70% of our planet and provide us with vital services: food security, socio-economic development, climate control, etc. The sea also provides us with less palpable but just as essential benefits, which may be scientific, cultural, educational, recreational and aesthetic, or even spiritual. Yet the ocean is under threat, particularly from overfishing, pollution, marine habitat destruction and acidification.

Marine protected areas are an effective way of curbing biodiversity loss and ensuring that activities develop sustainably. They are spaces delimited at sea where people have defined long-term management objectives.

So this Web TV focuses on this theme through reports, interviews and documentaries to promote a cultural, philosophical and social change in the relationship we have with the sea and its protection, for greater oceanity. In other word it helps to provide a new perspective to "oceankind".


3 - Who is the owner of the Web TV?

This Web TV is launched by the French Agency for Marine Protected Areas. The Agency is a public organization for the protection of the marine areas, under the French ministry for Ecology, sustainable development and Energy. Its head quarters are in Brest (western France). To learn more about the Agency click here.


4 - What is IMPAC 3?

After Australia in 2005, and the USA in 2009, Europe and France are, for the first time, hosting the International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC3), in Marseille and Corsica, from 21 to 27 October.

Organized by and for marine protected area (MPA) stakeholders, the congress aims to reach a broad audience. Scientists, managers, policy-makers, NGOs, professionals of the sea, think tankers, artists: a thousand people will be meeting at the Palais du Pharo, in Marseille. The congress will end with an international political meeting and field trips in Corsica on 26 and 27 October.

IMPAC3 will be an opportunity to share knowledge and build partnerships with a view to achieving a concrete, common aim: that of protecting 10% of the oceans by 2020. This international commitment was made in 2010 by the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. For France, the goal has been set at 20%. For more information please download the press kit.


5 - Who is the organizer of IMPAC3?

The French Agency for Marine Protected areas and the UICN are the organizers. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world's oldest global environmental organization. The IUCN's vision is a just world that values and conserves the integrity and diversity of nature. Its mission is to inform, influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.


7 - Can I submit videos to this Web TV?

Yes, you can submit videos for this Web TV if it corresponds to the themes of the congress. Submitting videos to this Web TV is one among the many options to participate in the congress.


8 - What formats do you advice for sending the videos?

You will find all the technical specifications on this page [+link]


9 - To whom do the videos on the Web TV belong?

The videos submitted by third parties belong to the contributors or the producers of the videos.  However the videos which have the graphic illustration or logo of IMPAC3 belong to the French Agency for Marine Protected areas and they were filmed and edited by the agency.


10 - Who owns the copyright for the videos on the Web TV?

First, let's review what Copyright is. Any creation, be it an article, a book, a song, a film or...a video, can only be used, reproduced or distributed if the author/creator gives permission to do so: that is what we call a copyright. The creation belongs to its creator and only he or she can give you the right to use it. We ask all our contributors of the videos to give their consent /permission to us (the IMPAC3 team and the agency) the right to broadcast the videos on the Web TV for non-commercial, educational and informational purposes. If you send us a video to be uploaded on the Web TV, you automatically give us the right to broadcast the videos on Dailymotion and on this Web TV (oceanplus.tv) for educational and informational purposes only.


11 - Why can’t I watch the videos on the Web TV?

Your video is not playing, you have a black rectangle instead of the video player, or your video is cut before the end? Check out the following options

Step 1: Upgrade your Flash Player

You might need to update you browser's Flash plug-in. To be sure that you are using the last version available, please visit Adobe Flash Version and compare your version to the version in the table line corresponding to your platform. If these two numbers are different, your Flash plug-in is not up to date.
In this case, please download the latest version from the Adobe Player Download Center.

Please restart your browser and try to play a video. If the issue is still occurring, go to the next step!

Step 2: Clear your browser cache

Your browser temporarily keeps some files on your hard disk to provide you a faster experience. Sometimes these files are corrupted and need to be deleted. This step is not dangerous for your computer.

To find out how to clear your cache, please visit (in English): Clear your cache.

Please restart your browser and try to play a video. If the issue is still occurring, go to the next step!

Step 3: Disable your ad-blocker

If you don’t have an ad-blocker or do not know what it is, go directly to the next step.

If you have an ad-blocker, please try to disable it.

Please restart your browser and try to play a video. If the issue is still occurring, go to the next step!

Step 4: Upgrade your drivers

Our video player uses the last technologies for Flash. Your video card might need a recent driver to be compatible with these new features.

Follow the instructions above (in English): Upgrade your graphic card driver.

Please restart your browser and try to play a video. If the issue is still occurring, go to the next step!

Step 5: Disable your Hardware Acceleration

Disable Hardware AccelerationIn the rectangle below, if "Enable hardware acceleration" is checked, uncheck it.

Please restart your browser and try to play a video. If the issue is still occurring, go to the next step!



Step 6: Reset your browser

Your browser settings can be incompatible with some video players. You can reset your settings to go back to a stable configuration. Note that you will erase your personal data such as passwords or bookmarks.

Follow the instructions above (in English): Reset your browser settings

Please restart your browser and try to play a video. If the issue is still occurring, go to the next step


12 - Why can’t I hear the sound when the video is playing?

Check if the player's speaker icon - located between the seek bar and the volume control - is not checked. If the player sound is not muted, make sure that you have the latest version of Flash Player – read the previous question for more information.


13 - Why is the video not playing properly? Why is the video lagging?

Your connection might not be fast enough to watch streaming videos, or your computer's processor may be too slow - both may lead to lag.

If you pause the video and wait for it to download completely (watch the grey progress bar within the seek bar) it should play without a problem.

Or else, change the quality of the video. If your internet connection is slow, choose a lower quality video by clicking on the “quality’ icon on the video player as shown below:

Dailymotion player


French Agency for Marine Protected Areas IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas


WPC Marine Stream Documents






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