The Prime Minister inaugurated Ifremer's headquarters building in Brest on February 6, 2021.

Co-financed by the State and local authorities, Ifremer's head office is located on the Institute's largest scientific research center. It houses the central services and governance of the institute formerly located in Issy-les-Moulineaux. Called "Bougainville", this building, built according to the High Environmental Quality (HQE) standards, is part of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) approach that now guides the institute's actions.

The Ifremer center in Brittany, an important center for ocean sciences in France

Guillermo Feliu (EMBIO) will defend his thesis in person and by videoconference on : Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 14:00 (OCEANOMED Amphitheater)

Study of the mesozooplankton community structure and trophic role in the Mediterranean Sea during two large scale oceanographic surveys PEACETIME and MOOSE in 2017


Message from Valérie Verdier , President of the IRD: COVID guidelines 19

As I was telling you, this week we exchanged with our MEAE trusteeship. We have been given details that lead me, after discussions with our crisis unit that met on Friday morning, to adjust these measures.

As of this Monday, February 7, I am reopening the possibility of exemptions for travel abroad. However, the ban remains the principle. I will grant derogations on a very exceptional basis and after investigation of the files by the scientific department heads for :

departures on assignment;

MAP-IO: towards a marine observatory

MAP-IO (Marion Dufresne Atmospheric program-Indian Ocean, PI: Pierre Tulet) is a program led by the Laboratory of Cyclone Astmosphere (LACy), funded by the Reunion region, the FEDER, the FOF, the MOM and the CNRS and aims to create an observatory of atmospheric and oceanographic variables on the ship Marion Dufresne. A total of 19 sensors are installed since November 2020 and will operate autonomously and continuously.

Welcome to Juliette Espié, new administrative manager of the MIO

Juliette Espié (, IGE AMU and the new administrative manager of the MIO, replacing Caroline Fabrre, took up her duties on Monday 4 January 2021. She will progressively contact the different services of the MIO.
Juliette Espié studied economics, international finance (Paris Panthéon Sorbonne), communication and knowledge mediation (Université de la Méditerranée) and combines a dual career in the artistic and scientific fields.

The MIO wishes you all the best for 2021 !

Essential Meetings #2 - Marseille Capital of the Sea

Thomas Changeux of the MIO participated today at the Essential Meetings #2 Atelier Cité des arts, des sports et des métiers de la mer organized by Marseille Capital of the Sea.

December 8, 2020 - World Climate Day

The message of Charles-François Boudouresque of the MIO on this World Climate Day !



OceAntibios: a project for the Mediterranean of the Future !

On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Youri Timsit from MIO and Atlantine Boggio-Pasqua from Pure Ocean Fund presented the project OceAntibios: Search for antibiotics and antiviral molecules in global marine metagenomics data during Workshop 1  - The Summit of the Two Shores: from Dialogue to Action - of the Méditerranée du Futur. Our colleague Magali Lescot also participates at the project.

Seafaring professions, a possible future ! Careers Forum

Today, the seafaring professions are set to develop in tomorrow's world, particularly with the Blue Economy, which is characterized by a better knowledge of our environment and modeling to assess the impacts of global warming, technologies and innovations for a sustainable energy transition and sustainable management of food resources.

Each year a meeting is organized between schools, universities, training organizations and maritime professionals to help young people find their way in this very diversified field.