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

COMNAP Symposium 2020

The COMNAP Symposium 2020 “Antarctic Station Modernization: Future-proofing Infrastructure to Support Research and to Reduce Environmental Impact” will be held on Sunday 2 August 2020, in Hobart, Tasmania. The Symposium Convener, Charlton Clark of the Australian Antarctic Division and the COMNAP EXCOM Vice Chair with oversite of the Symposium, Sergio Gago Guida, on behalf of… Lire la suite

The new institutional film

Discover the new institutional film of the French polar institute: the French polar institute, an agency at the service of polar science


PARIS – DECEMBER 4, 2019 Expedition on Antarctic plateau to better gauge sea level rise From 7 December 2019 to 25 January 2020, a team of scientists from France (CNRS and Université Grenoble Alpes) and Italy (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto Nazionale Geofisica e Vulcanologia) will traverse the middle of the Antarctic plateau, travelling 1,318… Lire la suite

The Plenary Assembly of EPB

On 22 and 23 October, the Plenary Assembly of the European Polar Council (EPB) is held at Le Quartz in Brest. This assembly is being organized by the French Polar Institute for the first time. The European Polar Board (EPB) is an independent organisation that focuses on major strategic priorities in both the Arctic and… Lire la suite

The Carnot Rendez-vous 2019

On Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17, the Polar Institute will participated in the Carnot Rendez-vous 2019. The Director of the French polar Institute, as well as the Head of Communication and the Director of Innovation, were at Rendez-vous Carnot 2019; this professional meeting of research at the service of companies and communities. Jérôme… Lire la suite

The Arctic week 2019

The “Arctic Week” is a one-week international conference that provides transdisciplinary approaches to climate and environmental changes in the Arctic. It aims to provide an overview of the different challenges of the Arctic regions, as understood by Arctic peoples and by researchers. In a desire to pursue the interdisciplinary approach to environmental and climate changes… Lire la suite

Concordia station in photo and video

People in wintering at the station Franco-Italian Concordia, located on the site of Dome C in the heart of the Antarctic continent, are in the middle of the southern winter and can observe the Milky Way in ideal conditions. Photos: ©Julien Moyé and Thibault Gillet It is also the opportunity to show you the new… Lire la suite