IFREMER harbours a wide range of scientific disciplines and expertise. However, the production of knowledge and the research activities conducted by the Institute are planned out in conjunction with other research institutes and universities.
These partnerships play out nationally and internationally through joint supervision of PhD students and active local collaborations.
Contributing to the training of future marine scientists is one of Ifremer’s key objectives. Each year, Ifremer participates in the supervision of more than 150 PhD theses.
IFREMER offers post-doctoral positions to young French or foreign scientists who have completed their PhD and wish to pursue their career in research, development and innovation in various fields of marine sciences : technology, aquaculture, fisheries, environment, risks analysis, physics of the oceans, etc.
Each year, IFREMER hosts visiting scientists of all nationalities as part of its scientific cooperation programmes.
Local scientific collaborations
The Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MENESR) seeks to develop local scientific and education collaborations: higher education and research institutions are encouraged to coordinate their degree programmes, their research activities and their innovation strategies on a local geographic level to promote the visibility and attractiveness of research and higher education in France.