Institut Francais de Recherche pour L’exploitation de la Mer (Ifremer)

Ifremer was created by decree of 5 June 1984, it is the only French organisation with an entirely maritime purpose. Ifremer scope of actions can be divided into four main areas, each of them including different topics: i) understanding, assessing, developing and managing the ocean resources, ii) improving knowledge, protection and restoration methods for marine environment, iii) production and management of equipment of national interest.