CMA CGM Group and Ifremer sign a partnership agreement to protect the oceans and marine life


The CMA CGM Group and Ifremer, the French national institute for ocean science, signed a framework agreement on scientific cooperation to bolster research into marine conservation and restoration.

The three-year partnership will be structured around three focal points: biodiversity, innovation and decarbonization of the shipping sector.

The CMA CGM Group will provide financial assistance and support through its TANGRAM centre of excellence. The company continues to demonstrate its commitment to protecting the environment and conserving biodiversity.

The project will involve concrete projects in the Mediterranean, French Antilles and other regions. The first three projects will start in 2023:

  • Mediterranean: a scientific mission that will immerse structures in creating an underwater habitat to assess the state of ecological restoration in the urban marine area in the Port of Marseille and the impact of previous restoration projects.
  • French Antilles: a research mission to study the impact on the marine biodiversity of sargassum, a brown seaweed that can cause health and economic damage.
  • A scientific expedition aboard ships from the CMA CGM Group fleet to observe and gather worldwide data and information on marine fauna.

Source: CMA CGM Group