IFREMER’s research is grounded in sustainable development and open science with key missions: Protect and restore the ocean, Sustainably use marine resources to benefit society, Create and share ocean knowledge.
With 1500 personnels, we are committed to advance knowledge about our planet’s last unexplored frontiers. They provide the science we need for informed decision-making and public policy and they transfer this knowledge and technology to businesses to fulfil public and private needs. Core to our mission is also to strengthen public awareness about the importance of understanding the ocean and its resources, and empowering future generations of leaders through education and outreach national campaigns.
IFREMER is managing the French Oceanographic Fleet and its scientists create ground-breaking technology to push the boundaries of ocean exploration and knowledge, from the abyss to the atmosphere-ocean interface.
Within ISSS, Ifremer intend to promote research and innovation on five components of the maritime sector: naval industry, offshore, marine renewable energies, fisheries, aquaculture and sea products, and the nautical industry.
We would like to promote innovative solutions that respect the marine environment combining our knowledge of ecosystems and engineering skill. We are mostly concerned with performance of offshore structures, minimising their impact on marine ecosystems, in particular on projects concerning environment and coastal development, the impacts of the marine environment on these constructions and the emergence of new responsible blue economy sectors.
We do think that Europe is the scale at which the ocean economy as to be developed and we are keen to share our network and expertise with the ISSS community to promote a blue economy at that scale for the benefit of European people.
Jean-Marc Daniel, Director Institut Carnot MERS & Physical Resources & Sea floor ecosystem Department
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