The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)

  The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) is among the world’s leading research institutions. Its scientists explore the living world, matter, the Universe, and the functioning of human societies in order to meet the major challe… Read more »

French Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (SHOM)

SHOM (Service hydrographique et océanographique de la marine) has three main missions. National hydrographic service SHOM performs general hydrography duties for all seafarers to meet France’s international obligations under the international SOLAS Con… Read more »

French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer)

Arvor float deployment. Credit: Ifremer Ifremer, the French research institute for exploitation of the sea, through its research work and expert advice, contributes to knowledge of the oceans and their resources, to monitoring of marine and coastal env… Read more »

Mercator Ocean International (MOi)

Mercator Ocean International (MOi) is a non-profit organisation, in the process of transforming into an intergovernmental organisation, providing ocean science-based services of general interest focused on the conservation and the sustainable use of th… Read more »