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Ifremer is the "Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer"; an oceanographic institution in Francemarker, whose name translates to English as the "French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea".

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 Titanicmarker. 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.

IFREMER centres

IFREMER is located in 26 sites, including 5 main centres (Boulognemarker, Brestmarker, Nantesmarker, Toulonmarker et Tahitimarker), a headquarters (Issy-les-Moulineaux). About twenty research departments are associated to these centres :
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