French Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER)

Web site: http://wwz.ifremer.fr/

Public Research Institution, France

Ifremer contributes to knowledge of the oceans and their resources, to monitoring of marine and coastal environments and to the sustainable development of marine activities. One of its goals is to research new means of developing marine bivalve aquaculture and limiting the impact and the spread of diseases affecting species of commercial interest through the development of rapid and specific diagnostic tools, in-depth knowledge of the infectious processes and host responses and derivation of resistant animals.