France's Priority Research Program "Ocean of Solutions"

France's Priority Research Program

Lead Organizations

  • IFREMER - Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer CNRS - Centre national de la recherche scientifique

Contribution Description

The PPR Ocean of solutions aims at addressing ocean-related societal challenges through integrated research. 5 thematic challenges have been identified: anticipation and adaptation to extreme events in oversea territories; prediction of climate-driven changes in polar oceans; protecting ocean biodiversity; sustainable management of marine physical and biological resources; characterization of ocean exposome due to pollutions. 2 transversal challenges will also be addressed: coupling of ocean observation and modelling; increasing ocean literacy. The PPR Ocean of solutions has been announced by the French President in December 2019 as a major contribution of France to the UN Ocean Decade. Although funding is available to French research teams only, this ambitious program also aims at fostering international collaborations on identified challenges.


François HOULLIER, CEO Ifremer

Contribution Website

French Priority Research Program

Contribution Info at UN Ocean Decade Website

UN Ocean Decade Action Page

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