|Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer|
|Annual budget||213 million euros|
Scope of works
Ifremer focuses its research activities in the following areas:
- Monitoring, use and enhancement of coastal seas
- Monitoring and optimization of aquaculture production
- Fishery resources
- Exploration and exploitation of the oceans and their biodiversity
- Circulation and marine ecosystems, mechanisms, trends and forecasting
- Engineering of major facilities in the service of oceanography
- Knowledge transfer and innovation in its fields of its activities
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.
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 :
- Centre Manche - Mer du Nord, associated to Université Lille Nord de France
- Centre in Brest
- Centre in Nantes
- Centre Méditerranée (Toulon)
- Centre in Tahiti
- Délégation de Nouvelle-Calédonie
- Délégation of Guyane
- Délégation of la Réunion
- Délégation of Antilles