French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (France)

Institut Francais de Recherche pour l`Exploitation de la Mer

Akronym: IFREMER

Through studies and expert assessments, IFREMER contributes to knowledge about the oceans and its resources, the monitoring of marine and coastal zones and the sustainable development of maritime activities. For these goals, it designs and operates observational, experimental and monitoring tools and facilities. IFREMER manages the French ocean research fleet for the whole scientific community. Created by decree in 1984, IFREMER is a public institute of industrial and commercial nature. It is placed under the joint supervision of the ministries for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Town and Country Planning; for Higher Education and Research ; for Agriculture and Fisheries. IFREMER has contacts with partner organisations in many countries. Cooperation focuses on international research programmes with key countries and on a Mediterranean policy associating Europe with the South coast of the Mediterranean sea. At the French national level IFREMER plays an important role in the implementation process of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.


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