Short name: Ifremer
Contact name:  Patrick Farcy
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Ifremer, the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, contributes through its work and expertise, knowledge of the oceans and their resources, monitoring of the marine environment and coastal zones and the sustainable development of maritime activities. To these ends, Ifremer conceives and operates tools for observation, experimentation and monitoring, and manage oceanographic databases. It also operates a great part of the ocean research fleet, including all underwater systems and large-scale mobile facilities and equipments. Ifremer performs targeted applied research to address the questions posed by society (climate change effects, marine biodiversity, pollution prevention, seafood quality, etc.). Results include scientific knowledge, technological innovations, and systems for ocean observation and exploration.

Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Ifremer is strongly involved in all Work Packages due to its scientific background and experience. Ifremer as such will assume the coordination and management of the project (WP9) and lead WP3 and WP4.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

Ifremer involvement in recent European projects:

As coordinator: ESONET NoE (IP), MarinERA (ERANet), Spicosa (IP), SeaDataNet 1 & 2 (I3), Euro-Argo (ESFRI PP), EUROFLEETS 1 & 2 (I3), JERICO (I3).

As also major partner in EMSO (ESFRI PP), My Ocean 1 & 2 (Copernicus Marine Services), Sea-Era (ERANet/WP4 leader marine research infrastructures), FixO3 (I3), Emodnet and coordinates the FP7 E-AIMS project.