Qui suis-je ?


En Français


Ceci n'a pas d'importance dans la Galaxie Wikimedia où comme le disait Nicolas Boileau, on cherche collaborativement à faire en sorte que « Ce que l'on conçoit bien s'énonce clairement, les mots pour le dire arrivent aisément... » et comme le disait Diderot l'« Ouvrage (..) ne s'exécutera que par une société de gens de lettres & d'artistes, épars, occupés chacun de sa partie, & liés seulement par l'intérêt général du genre humain, & par un sentiment de bienveillance réciproque ».
Néanmoins pour ceux qui voudraient vraiment savoir qui je suis, je peux dire qu'après une triple formation (scientifique et en arts plastique + histoire de l'art et d'enseignant), et après quelques années d'exercice comme designer ou dessinateur-illustrateur j'ai travaillé dans le domaine de l'environnement et du développement soutenable (plus de 20 ans à ce jour). Je suis accessoirement formateur, enseignant ou conférencier dans quelques écoles d'ingénieurs, universités (dont populaire et du temps libre parfois). J'ai aussi (depuis une vingtaine d'année également) plaisir à participer en tant que formateur ou intervenant extérieur à quelques cycles de formation continue (CNFPT, ENACT, ISA, ITIAPE, CIFPs (devenus CVRHs), Lycée agricole) sur des thèmes en rapport avec les sujets suivants ; Développement soutenable, études d'impacts et mesures compensatoires, toxicologie/écotoxicologie, empreinte écologique, écologie du paysage, Trame verte et bleue, Puits de carbone, Forêt/restauration forestière, fragmentation et défragmentation écopaysagère, éthique de l'ingénieur, biodiversité, HQE et biodiversité (projet de 15ème cible), impacts des pesticides sur l'eau, l'air, les sols, la faune, les écosystèmes et la santé.
Appréciant les approches heuristiques et collaboratives, Wikipédia m'a d'abord intrigué, puis plu.. Wikipédiste débutant puis « accro », je collabore avec intérêt au projet encyclopédique et à certains de ses projets-frères ou soeurs (depuis 2006) mais m'y intéresse depuis sa création. Je contribue modestement et dans la mesure de mes disponibilités, de manière plus approfondie sur des thèmes que je connais ou que je décrouvre et que je trouve intéressant. J'apprécie aussi, de travailler de manière éclectique et pour le plaisir de la sérendipité, y compris en "interlangue" (avec l'anglophone principalement). Pour l'instant je découvre seulement Wikidata, en pressentant qu'il a un fort potentiel.

In English


This is not important in the "wikimedia galaxy" where in the words of Nicolas Boileau, we collaboratively seeks to ensure that "What is well conceived is clearly expressed, the words to say it come easily ... "and as Diderot said « Ouvrage (..) ne s'exécutera que par une société de gens de lettres & d'artistes, épars, occupés chacun de sa partie, & liés seulement par l'intérêt général du genre humain, & par un sentiment de bienveillance réciproque » (mutual goodwill).
However for those who would really know who I am, I can say that after a triple training (Scientific, arts + Art History and teacher), and after a few years of practice as designer-illustrator or designer, I worked in the field of environment and sustainable development (over 20 years to date). I am also incidentally trainer, instructor or lecturer in a few engineering schools, universities (including popular and free time sometimes). I also have (past twenty years too) enjoy participating as a trainer or guest lecturer at several training cycles (CNFPT, ENACT, ISA, ITIAPE, CIFPs (now CVRHs), Agricultural College) on topics related to the following topics; Sustainable development, impact studies and countervailing measures, toxicology / ecotoxicology, ecological footprint, landscape ecology, Green and Blue ecological networks, Carbon sinks, Forest / forest restoration, ecological fragmentation and defragmentation, environmental ethic, biodiversity, Biodiversity and urban ecology, impacts of pesticides on water, air, soil, fauna, ecosystems and human health.
Appreciating the heuristics and collaborative approaches, Wikipedia first intrigued me, and then I loved it.. beginner and then "addicted", I collaborate with interest to the encyclopedic project and some of his brothers and sisters-projects (since 2006). I contribute modestly and to the best of my availability, more depth on topics that I know or I find interesting. I also like to work eclectically and for the sake of serendipity, including "interlanguage" (with mainly English). For now I only discovered Wikidata in foreseeing that it has a high potential.

One of my actions on french wikiversity : A robot for biodiversity (named Ch'ti Plouf) :


I've always liked to see and show what's going on underwater. I have been doing it for more than 10 years using photo and for 3 years using video.
In doing that, I spotted several small sections of canals without barges and where recently a rather clean water is coming back. An extraordinary phenomenon of renaturation occurs, with subaqueous landscapes sometimes absolutely spectacular. I decided in 2004 to start documenting this phenomenon. With some experts and enthusiasts we have discovered in Lille (north of France) some 20 underwater species unexpected, sometimes rare and a species very probably new for Europe (this is a totally subaqueous mushroom, and there is only one known case in North America).

Millions of people every day walk along the banks and coastlines without seeing or knowing what is going on underwater. We want to share our images, especially for schools and scientists, and with Wikipedia. I think I can make images even more beautiful and hopeful ( because they show that where nature becomes clean again, if not overexploited, it is sometimes repaired very quickly).

As explained (with examples) the video below, to better observe and photograph this renaturation and complete our inventories we need a mini-ROV (a small subaquatic robot or drone). It will help us explore wetlands, underground streams, quarries, environments and canals, etc. to show you their wonders, and to encourage to protect them.

Our goals are:

  1. Scientifics: subaquatic photo + video, for the general inventory of biodiversity ;
  2. Aesthetics: show and illustrate the beauty and poetry of the underwater world (photos) ;
  3. Pedagogics: videos, photos on Wikipedia + a book presenting the most remarkable species observed at the beginning of this project.

Originality: Dozens of subaquatic robots exist. But they are expensive and/or heavy (examples above) or poorly performing in the murky waters where we did our spotting and first tests (at 3 or 4 m depth it is totally dark at noon in the middle of summer). A new generation of mini-ROVs appeared, but is still unsuitable for difficult environments (brambles, roots, submerged branches and especially filamentous algae).

Our challenge : a small robot, fairly inexpensive, stable and easy to control, for photographing under water without disrupting the environment. If our budget allows that  : a drone version and / or 3D vision and additional modules will be tested. More: an ethical and altruistic project:

  1. We want to produce hundreds of high-quality pictures and videos to illustrate Wikipedia (and wikibook, wikiversity, wikispecies ...). The most interesting files will be freely deposited and stored (by hundreds or even thousands) in Commons (the base of images and videos that illustrates Wikipedia), in "open license" creative commons CC-BY-SA 4.0.
  2. We want to collaboratively build this robot. Plans will be open source, especially for schools, universities and enthusiasts and who will want. We want to share data, for scientific purposes (via participatory sciences, for example).
  3. Furthermore, we are experimenting with Wikiversity as a collaborative and open research platform and laboratory (F. Lamiot has been wikimédien for more than 10 years, and other Wikipedia wikipedians have joined the project). You can follow the progress of the project (and even give your opinion or contribute).

All contacts we had with roboticists, INRIA, engineering schools, including at the Maker Fair Lille 2016 were very positive. More than 10 engineering schools and universities are based within a radius of 10 km around the prototype test site. Several fablabs are nearby. And a “TechShop” will open in March 2017 in Lille (near a canal !) and near Euratechnology (digital ecosystem of 256 companies) basins.

This Open-project is prepared on Wikiversity (in French). The "ideal" specification of the robot is available to everyone (inf renche, via the right-hand side of the home page). This project was also prepared with "makers" (in Lille and Roubaix), ecologists (in addition to the master students of the Rizom, a multidisciplinary french university platform that welcomed us in 2016-2017).
The project also has a facebook page (and there will also be uploads on You tube).

"To see far is one thing, going there is another" Constantin Brancusi