Polar campaigns in times of crisis

The organization of the French Polar Institute is directly impacted by the international health situation in the framework of the next campaign implementation in Antarctica and the French sub-Antarctic islands. Its teams are working daily to prepare this very special campaign, taking place from October 2020 to March 2021 for Antarctica and which has already… Lire la suite

Management vacancies

The CNRS is recruiting its Administrative and Financial Director for the French Polar Institute. Under responsibility of the French Polar Institute Directors, its missions will be to conceive, propose and define the administrative, financial and accounting management policy of the institute: The job description and terms and conditions can be consulted here (in French) Application… Lire la suite

Live from Crozet

Discover every month panoramic photo of the penguin colony of the Bay of Marin in Crozet taken by the voluntary civic service program 137 ECOPHY Mission 56 in Crozet. Photo du mois de mai 2020 Photo du mois de avril 2020 Photo du mois d’avril 2019 Photo du mois de mars 2019 Photo du mois… Lire la suite


The Council of Managers of National Antarctic Program publishes its June letter. Find it, in English, here or on the COMNAP website

Calls for scientific projects

You can now submit your application for the scientific projects of the 2021/2022 season concerning the polar and sub-Antarctic regions. The deadline for applications is midnight 15 July 2020. More informations here

Annual report in english

The 2018/2019 activity report has been translated into English in a condensed version. To consult it, click on the image below or find it on our web page “Documentation” in the “Activity Report” tab.

Situation report – Coronavirus

Update – Coronavirus Monday 16 March, Brest COVID-19 EPIDEMIC Business Continuity Plan at the French Polar Institute participating in the national effort to fight the epidemic In the context of the rapid evolution of the COVID-19 epidemic, the French Polar Institute decided to reorganize its activities. We will ensure the activities of the Business Continuity… Lire la suite

Scholarship Opportunities

Antarctic Organisations Launch Fellowships and Scholarship Opportunities Today, COMNAP, IAATO and SCAR launch Antarctic-related fellowships for early-career researchers. In 2020, COMNAP and IAATO will each offer one fellowship with funding of up to USD $15,000. The fellowships enable early-career persons to join a project team from another country, opening up new opportunities and often creating… Lire la suite


The Council of Managers of National Antarctic Program publish the Update Read it  here or on the COMNAP website