Business France

Business France: Under the auspices of Business France, the national agency that promotes the internationalisation of the French economy, 16 French companies presented products, technologies and innovations over an area of 180 square meters at Oceanology International, in partnership with the Méditerranée and Bretagne Atlantique “Pôle Mer” innovation clusters.

Business France quoted "Oceanology International is Europe’s only event targeting marine exploitation, research, the offshore industry (oil, gas and renewable energies), instrumentation, geophysics and all sectors applicable to the marine environment. As such, it represents an ideal opportunity for French suppliers keen to meet with key decision-makers, find a partner or introduce their products and technologies to foreign professionals in the sector".

According to the Pôle Mer clusters, France’s maritime economy currently represents revenue of €53 billion and employs 300,000 people. The world’s second largest EEZ (exclusive economic zone), with a maritime surface area of 11 million square kilometres, France definitely has a strong hand to play when it comes to capturing a significant share of these expanding markets. New activities, which did not exist ten years ago, are now worth almost $190 billion.

Between now and 2020, emerging markets such as the extraction of marine minerals, marine energy, algae-based biofuels, aquaculture, and so on should generate global sales of almost $450 billion a year.

The full range of French expertise will be on show at at stands J200, K200 and K300 in the Business France pavilion:

• CADDEN SARL: supplies sensors and systems for positioning, guidance, oceanography and navigation –
• CISCREA: cameras and subsea lighting, subsea junction boxes and switches –
• COMEX SA: the global leader in human and robotic subsea engineering, technology and intervention –
• FIT ESIC: an engineering company specializing in high-precision surveys and measurement –
• FLUIDION SAS: autonomous sampling and measurement systems for environmental monitoring –
• HYDROPTIC SARL: measurement and control devices and meteorological equipment –
• IFREMER: marine exploitation research institute –
• LAPP MULLER: custom cabling systems for maritime and subsea work –
• OPEN OCEAN SAS: online decision support solutions for the marine industry (on-demand metocean studies) –
• OSEAN SAS: subsea lighting and electronic systems for subsea intervention –
• POLE MER BRETAGNE ATLANTIQUE and POLE MER MEDITERRANNEE: innovation clusters with a global reach; development of the maritime and coastal economy –
• SATT OUEST VALORISATION: offers businesses attractive innovation resources resulting from public research –
• SIG FRANCE: marine seismic equipment, sparker and boomer sources, acoustic sources and electrodes (the multi-strand model of which is well known on ships) –
• SUBSEA TECH: subsea cameras, subsea intervention and inspection, and surface drones –
• TECHNICAP: a full range of products and measurement instruments for the marine industry –

Further information on Business France and the companies exhibition is available from Claude Ménard, Project Manager,;


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