French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea
Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer
Agency overview
Formed 1984
Preceding agencies
  • CNEXO: Centre National pour l'Exploitation des Océans (English: National Centre for the Exploitation of the Oceans)
  • Institut Scientifique et Technique des Pêches Maritimes (English: Scientific and technical institute for marine fisheries)
Headquarters Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Employees 1,593[1]
Annual budget 213 million euros[1]
Agency executive
  • Jean-Yves Perrot, Président directeur général (CEO)
Website www.ifremer.fr

The Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (IFREMER; English: French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea) is an oceanographic institution in France.

Scope of works

Ifremer focuses its research activities in the following areas:

In 1985, Ifremer partnered with Dr. Robert Ballard for an ultimately-successful expedition to locate the wreck of the RMS Titanic. In 1994 Ifremer assisted in the salvage of the cargo from the SS John Barry.

Ifremer operates a number of vessels, including the submarine Nautile.

In 2008, Ifremer partnered with Dr. Bruce Shillito for the testing and initial operations of the PERISCOP, a deep sea fish recovery device.[2]

Ifremer centres

Ifremer is located in 26 sites, including 5 main centres (Boulogne, Brest, Nantes, Toulon et Tahiti), a headquarters (Issy-les-Moulineaux). About twenty research departments are associated to these centres :

See also

Media related to Ifremer at Wikimedia Commons

Notes and references

  1. 1 2 Ifremer: Presentation of the Institute
  2. Lever, Anna-Marie (31 July 2008). "Live fish caught at record depth". BBC News. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  3. French Décret n°2009-33 about Université Lille Nord de France
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