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Celebrating 10 years of deep sea observation

Published on 17 september

Similar to a space station, in 2010 the EMSO Açores scientific observatory was deployed 1700 m onto underwater mountain ranges and volcanos in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The oceanographic vessel Pourquoi Pas ? (Why not?) has been stationed since 13th September to conduct the annual maintenance of this battery of technologies (Momarsat campaign, coordinated by Ifremer and the CNRS).

New analyses confirm the absence of SARS-CoV-2 in shellfish but reveal traces in wastewater in the Grand Ouest area

Published on 29 may

Following the detection of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater in Paris and the Great East area, Ifremer is now looking into the possible contamination of wastewater by the virus by carrying out a series of samples at three treatment plants in the Great West area. While the study of these samples confirms the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 genome in 9 out of 13 wastewater samples, new analyzes also confirm the absence of any trace of the virus in shellfish.

Frédérique Le Roux ERC Advanced Grant 2019

What if there was an alternative to antibiotics in the ocean?

Published on 31 march

Frédérique Le Roux, an IFREMER researcher in molecular microbiology at the Roscoff marine station (CNRS/Sorbonne Université), has won a €2.5 million Advanced Grant from the ERC (European Research Council) for DYNAMIC, a project that studies phages in marine environments. Phages, which are natural predators of bacteria, could be an alternative to antibiotics.

Micro-plastic on a beach

€14m project to tackle plastic pollution hotspots

Published on 7 february

The Channel area will be the focus of a three-year project to remove and prevent plastic pollution at hotspots in the UK and France.

Heading to Barbados to investigate two unknowns in the climate equation

Published on 22 january

A major airborne and oceanographic mission off the Caribbean island of Barbados is preparing to study two major climate unknowns: trade wind cumulus clouds and mesoscale eddies in the ocean.

EuroSea: More Knowledge is necessary for a sustainable Use of the Ocean

Published on 29 november 2019

EU funds new project on effective ocean observation with 12 M euros

Join Ifremer for your Post-Doc!

Published on 6 november 2019
Tests dans les bassins d'essai de l'Ifremer

Call for proposals for the MaRINET2 programme

Published on 20 august 2019

The 4th call for proposals of the MaRINET2 programme is now open !

Ifremer partner of the MaRINET2 project

Published on 13 november 2018

EU project to monitor Harmful Algal Blooms from space

Published on 15 may 2018

S-3 EUROHAB, a new environmental project under the remit of the Interreg France Channel England Programme (FCE) and co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, will be funded up to 2.6 million euros over 4 years.

Conference : Gas hydrate and offshore geohazard

22 June 2017
Brussels - European Parliament

The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup organises a discussion on offshore geohazard on 22 June 2017 at the European Parliament in Room ASP 3 H 1.

Ifremer, partner of the MaRINET2 project

Published on 6 april 2017

MaRINET2 (Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network) is an European Commission (Horizon 2020 programme) funded initiative which aims at accelerating the development of marine renewable energy technology.

Ifremer has chosen ECA Group to develop an innovative ultra-deep Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for survey and inspection

Published on 24 january 2017

Ifremer has chosen ECA Group to develop an ultra-deep Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) reaching 6000 meters water depth. By choosing ECA Group through an international call for tender, Ifremer is establishing the CORAL ALliance (Cooperative Off-Shore Robotics ALliance), facilitating project development with selected industrial partners.  

Ouverture 5ème appel projets MaRINET2

Fifth & final MaRINET2 call opens for free offshore renewables testing

Published on 1 september

1 September 2020. The final call for the EU-funded MaRINET2 project opens today, targeted at offshore energy technology developers who are looking to test their device or components.

No traces of SARS-CoV-2 detected in the first samples of sea water and shellfish analyzed

Published on 20 may

Following the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in wastewater in France and other countries, Ifremer carried out analyses to confirm that the virus was not present in the seawater or shellfish along the French coastline. Results of the first molecular analyses carried out by the Nantes ‘Health, environment and microbiology’ (LSEM) laboratory, at Ifremer’s Atlantic center, were negative and no traces of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus were detected in the samples of seawater and mollusks analyzed.

Better forecast the climate: Marion Dufresne leaves to investigate in the Southern Ocean

Published on 10 february

Heading for the Roaring Forties and Furious Fifties! Until 1 March 2020, the ACCLIMATE 2 campaign will take French and foreign scientists on board the Marion Dufresne from Durban in South Africa.
The objective: to better understand the climate history of the Southern Ocean with a series of sediment cores.

Ifremer invests in Kinéis: one more step for the creation of a digital ocean!

Published on 3 february

Ifremer has been supporting the development of CLS for more than 30 years in its use of space technology to serve the planet. Now, it sells its shares to CNP and invests in the company Kinéis.

Euro-Argo: achievements of the first five years and future challenges

Published on 19 december 2019

Euro-Argo celebrates his fifth birthday. This European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) sustains and optimizes the European contribution to the international Argo programme, providing, deploying and operating nearly 25% of the floats network.

Progressing crescendo on mollusc health

Published on 25 november 2019

Early detection of pathogens affecting shellfish, strengthening the immune defences of oysters, identifying individuals that are more resistant to certain diseases and environmental factors with an impact on mortality episodes, etc. The European research project Vivaldi is coming to a close, with numerous scientific results and recommendations for better management of shellfish diseases.

A "bloom" in the Barents Sea, revealing the turbulent structures of the upper oceanic layer

The ocean as a mathematical object: an ERC grant awarded to the project STUOD

Published on 15 october 2019

STUOD, a project led by the Imperial College of London, INRIA and Ifremer has won a grant from the European Research Council (ERC).

Hydrates de gaz in situ

Gas Hydrate Days

Published on 1 july 2019

The next annual Gas Hydrate Days of the GdR2026 "Hydrates de gaz" will be organized by Ifremer from 9-11 September in Brest

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MONITOOL European project : Ifremer analyzes the adsorbed metals on passive samplers

Published on 11 september 2018

Following the MONITOOL wet sampling campaign, most partners sent their DGT to Ifremer in April 2018. More than 150 DGTs were processed a few days after receipt, then eluates were sent for ICP-MS analysis. The analysis of the results is in progress.

Agreement between Ifremer and the Marine Institute

Published on 24 october 2017

Peter Heffernan, Chief Executive of the Irish Marine Institute, and François Jacq, CEO of Ifremer, have signed an agreement the 8th of September.

The honeycomb worm: the architect at the heart of the REEHAB project

Published on 30 may 2017

IFREMER scientists are counting on public participation in this research project: please help by reporting the presence of honeycomb worms.

An innovative model to test offshore floating wind concepts during tank test campaigns

Published on 13 march 2017

Nass&Wind Industrie and Ifremer are collaborating in the ROTOR project, an innovative model to test offshore floating wind concepts during tank test campaigns.