Deep Sea Environment

Ifremer takes part in the research on ocean circulation to measure, quantify and forecast the ocean’s physical and biochemical processes.

This activity is based on :

  • In situ and satellite observation of the ocean through the development and use of innovative instruments in partnership with the industry (floating subsurface profiler, Provor and Arvor, New Generation Profiler.
  • Management and analysis of data gathere.
  • Numerical modelling and use of data to constrain and validated these models.

The aim is to develop an « ocean observatory» dedicated to operational oceanography in order to set up the GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) to create an autonomous, European monitoring capability at various scales (local, regional, global) for environment and safety issues, in parallel with European policies (environment, agriculture,…).


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