Flotte océanographique française (FOF), French Oceanographic Fleet
Description
Type of entity Infrastructure
Main activity Facilitates observations and experiments and sample collection from all oceans and open seas to a depth of 6000m, serving over 3,000 scientists, public and private sector stakeholders. The data collected as part of national and international programmes is compiled and stored in national and international databases, for distribution to the scientific community and relevant professions.
Keywords Oceanographic Fleet, Research Vessel, Marine Environment, Oceanography, Waterbodies, Submarine Resources, Geosciences, Biology, Physics, Fisheries Science, Paleoclimatology, Geochemistry, Ecology, Genetics, Biodiversity, Teaching, Observation, Marine Technology
Labels Recognised French National Research Infrastructure (TGIR)
Website MESRI
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Services
Equipping vessels to conduct oceanographic campaigns in deep-sea and coastal zones
Equipping vessels to conduct oceanographic campaigns in littoral and coastal zones (equipment)
Undertaking oceanographic campaigns in deep-sea and coastal zones
Undertaking oceanographic campaigns in littoral and coastal zones
Owned/operated by
Website IFREMER
Location and contact
Services
Equipping vessels to conduct oceanographic campaigns in deep-sea and coastal zones
Concerned publics Companies
Terms of access Full service access
Movable ? yes no
Description No tenders. Availability depends on vessel planning schedules. Access through chartering vessels and non-priority planning.
Equipping vessels to conduct oceanographic campaigns in littoral and coastal zones (equipment)
Concerned publics Companies
Terms of access Full service access
Movable ? yes no
Description No tenders. Availability depends on vessel planning schedules. Access through chartering vessels and non-priority planning.
Undertaking oceanographic campaigns in deep-sea and coastal zones
Concerned publics Research partners
Terms of access Supervised access
Movable ? yes no
Description Permanent research staff in research bodies can respond to annual national tenders for deep-sea and coastal vessels
Undertaking oceanographic campaigns in littoral and coastal zones
Concerned publics Research partners
Terms of access Supervised access
Movable ? yes no
Description Permanent research staff in research bodies can respond to six-monthly national tender processes for station vessels
Description
Certification, standardization, calibration ISO 9001
Category Coastal
Observation
Littoral
Offshore
Research vessels, their underwater systems and air assets
Vessels
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Scientific disciplines Marine geosciences / Geology / Sedimentology / Seismology
Marine biochemistry / Marine biogeochemistry / Marine chemistry
Bioinformatics
Molecular biology / Cellular biology
Health / Medicins
Acoustics
Metrology
Marine Engineering
Mechanics
Marine geomatics / Habitat mapping
Microbiology
Bathymetry
Hydrology / Hydrography
Biological oceanography
Genomics / Genetics
Marine Ecology
Fisheries
Physical oceanography
Strategic areas of action Marine energy and mining resources
Environmental and coastal planning and development
Marine biological resources
Examples of work
URL works
Owned/operated by
Website IFREMER
A pioneer in ocean science, IFREMER's cutting-edge research is grounded in sustainable development and open science.His vision is to advance science, expertise and innovation to protect and restore the ocean, sustainably use marine resources to benefit societ, create and share ocean data, information & knowledge.
With more than 1,500 personnel spread along the French coastline in more than 20 sites, the institute explores the 3 great oceans: the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Founded in 1984, IFREMER is a French public organization and its budget approximates 240 million euros. It is operating under the joint authority of the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the French Ministry for the Ecological and Solidary Transition, and the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
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