The LHEEA is member of several national and international research networks:

THeoREM - unparalleled research infrastructure in Europe

Ifremer and Centrale Nantes have combined their test resources to create the THeoREM Research Infrastructure and provide France with unparalleled marine engineering resources in Europe.

THeoREM networks the marine engineering test facilities of the two institutions, in order to carry out research activities and collaborative projects with manufacturers based in France and abroad. THeoREM brings together Centrale Nantes' ocean test facilities (3 tanks of different capacities) and its SEM-REV offshore test site, with Ifremer's testing tank - equipped with wave and wind generators - and its Sainte-Anne du Portzic site in Plouzané (near Brest), as well as its swell and current tank at Boulogne-sur-Mer.

MERS Carnot Institute-Marine Engineering Research for sustainable, safe and smart Seas

The MERS Carnot Institute (Marine Engineering Research for sustainable, safe and smart Seas) was one of 37 Carnot Institutes to be granted official certification on 7 February for a period of 4 years. Its ambition is to boost collaboration between companies and research laboratories to develop sustainable and ocean-friendly maritime activities. The marine environment harbours considerable natural resources and solutions to many societal, economic and environmental challenges. The MERS Carnot Institute will contribute to the development of maritime activities and the blue economy while focusing on their sustainability and the preservation of a healthy and living ocean.

Ifremer and Centrale Nantes head up the MERS Carnot institute with support from the CNRS and the Universities of Nantes, UBO and UBS. It brings together 13 internationally-recognised units and laboratories, present on all of France's coastlines.

Research Group on Renewable Marine Energy

The "GDR EOL EMR" follows the "GDR EMR" initiated in 2016 by the LHEEA, which showed real interest in the scientific community for this theme.

The mission of the GDR EOL-EMR is to continue to structure the French academic community involved in Marine Renewable Energies (MRE).

Published on March 21, 2017 Updated on February 16, 2022