French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea – IFREMER
Created in 1984, Ifremer is a public institute of an industrial and commercial nature (EPIC). It is supervised jointly by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy. Ifremer, through its research work and expert advice, contributes to knowledge of the oceans and their resources, to monitoring of marine and coastal environments and to the sustainable development of marine activities. To these ends, Ifremer conceives and operates tools for observation, experimentation and monitoring, and manage the oceanographic databases.
IFREMER of Tahiti :
Located in Vairao, ifremer is near to the Aquacultural Technical Center of the Country. The objectives of the center are to meet the needs of research for the local development. The team, consisted of about forty persons, works on three main themes:
– The pearl oyster
– The fish farming
– The shrimp farming