Because of its national vocation, France Energies Marines has always been concerned with the specificities of the different French maritime façades and the actors in the territories. This proximity, which is a considerable asset, is reflected in the strategic locations, each of which is growing in importance as the Institute expands. France Energies Marines is particularly keen to support the development of bottom-fixed and floating offshore wind energy, as close as possible to pilot and commercial projects.
- Headquarters: Since its creation in 2012, France Energies Marines has set up its headquarters near Brest in Brittany. It soon joined the Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique, the Technopôle Brest-Iroise and the Campus mondial de la mer. These different entities and initiatives are at the heart of the animation between marine and maritime research and industry, thus reinforcing the synergies with the local ecosystem.
- Atlantic Office: Since 2017, France Energies Marines has had an Atlantic Office located in Nantes, on the Atlanpole site, with the Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique. This configuration encourages collaboration between research players and companies through complementary mechanisms. Several PhD students and post-doctoral research fellows are also housed in the Institute’s local partner laboratories.
- Mediterranean Office: Created in 2019, the Mediterranean Office is developing with a multidisciplinary team based in Marseille, on the site of the Ecole Centrale de Marseille. The hosting and co-supervision of PhD students and post-doctoral research fellows are also provided by partner laboratories in the SUD Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Occitanie regions. The partnership with the Pôle Mer Méditerranée also strengthens the collaboration between research and business actors in the two regions.
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