Call for proposal

The French Polar Institute opens its call for projects for the 2022-2023 season. It concerns the polar and subantarctic regions. The deadline for submitting applications is midnight on July 16, 2021. For more information

France and the Antarctic treaty

In June 2021, France hosted the 43rd Antarctic Treaty Meeting, the RCTA, of which it held the presidency twice in 1968 and 1989. Discover below several resources and links that will allow you to learn a little more about issues related to the Antarctic Treaty and the RCTA: Treaty documents The treaty The Antarctic Treaty… 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

Activity report

The Polar Institute is pleased to present the new activity report covering the 2019 year and 2019-2020 summer campaigns. Read the French version Read the English version

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


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.