Ifremer testing station, Ste-Anne-du-Portzic

The in situ testing station at Sainte-Anne-du-Portzic at entrance to the Bay of Brest, near the Ifremer campus, is used for the offshore testing of various instruments and technical developments.

Main characteristics:

  • Location: Brest harbour
  • Depth: variable from 5 to 20 m
  • Tidal range: maximum 7 m
  • Temperature: seasonal range from 7°C to 19°C
  • Current: maximum 2 m/s
  • Waves: maximum 4 m (crest to trough)
Published on June 4, 2018 Updated on January 27, 2021