Our partners

ADEME

The Environment and Energy Management Agency

ADEME

The French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) is the State’s operator to support the ecological and energy transition. It is a public industrial and commercial establishment (EPIC), under the supervision of the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and Sea, and the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research. It participates in the implementation of public policies in the fields of environment, energy and sustainable development. In order to enable them to progress in their environmental approach, ADEME provides companies, local authorities, public authorities and the general public with its expertise and advice. She accompanies French Polynesia and DRM on the pearl waste management plan.

CRIOBE

Island Research Center and Observatory of the Environment

CRIOBE

Created in 1971, the Center for Island Research and Observatory of the Environment (CRIOBE) is a French laboratory specialized in the study of coral ecosystems located in Perpignan and on the island of Moorea (French Polynesia). Integrated in 2013 at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), it brings together research professors, researchers and administrative and technical staff belonging to the CNRS, the Technical School for Advanced Studies (EPHE) and the University of Perpignan (UPVD). Since 2010, he has been leading the Laboratory of Excellence CORAIL (LABEX) which brings together 9 institutions and 4 overseas universities. Its activities are carried out across multiple disciplines and three major themes: from gene to molecule, an integrative approach to the study of coral reefs. Population biology, chemical ecology and interactions within ecosystems and functioning and finally the governance of socio-ecosystems.

DIREN

Department of the environment of French Polynesia

DIREN

The Department of the Environment is the service responsible for ensuring the preservation and enhancement of the environment and natural resources. As such, it provides the pearl sector with surveillance and protection of physical environments, implements the policy of prevention, reduction or elimination of pollution and nuisances related to this activity. DIREN develops the research and studies needed to better take into account the environment and sustainable development, promotes environmental management in the private sector, and develops and implements environmental regulations.

DRM

Marine Resources Department

DRM

Public Service placed under the supervision of the Vice-President, Minister of Economy and Finance, in charge of major works and the blue economy (VP), the Department of Marine Resources (DRM) has a general competence in the pearl farming, fishing and aquaculture sectors. This competence is exercised more specifically in the areas of exploration, exploitation and development of marine living resources. As part of the Polynesian pearl industry, the DRM organizes and coordinates government policy to improve the profitability of farms, to sustain and secure the production of pearl farming. Some examples of work: management plan and recovery of waste and replacement of plastic by biomaterials (collectors).

IEOM

Overseas Broadcasting Institute

IEOM

The Overseas Issuing Institute (IEOM) acts as a central bank in communities with the Pacific franc as their currency: New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Wallis and Futuna. IEOM was established in 1966 as a public institution to exercise the privilege of the currency issue. Its three main missions are monetary strategy, financial stability and services to the economy, in favor of the economic development of its areas of intervention.

IFREMER

Research Unit RMPF marine sectors in French Polynesia

Ifremer

The Ifremer Pacific Center’s mission is to develop research in support of the sustainable development of the marine and aquaculture sectors in French Polynesia. Beyond this approach applied by sector, the unit develops its research in a more ecosystemic framework aiming at a better understanding of the exploited lagoon systems, integrating the environmental aspects for a better knowledge of animal physiology and processes. only for the consideration of anthropogenic impacts at different scales. Ifremer’s activity in French Polynesia is the subject of a renewed Ifremer-French Polynesia framework agreement for the period 2016-2021.

IRD

Research Institute for Development

IRD

The Research Institute for Development from the former ORSTOM has been present in Polynesia since 1964. This Institute plays an important role in the development of research in French Polynesia through the Polynesian Center for Research and Development of Island Biodiversity. (CPRBI), a campus that brings together the research activities of three institutions: the University of French Polynesia, the Louis Malardé Institute and the IRD around major issues related to biodiversity and the sustainable use of natural resources. In 2017, the institute’s scientific staff joined and joined the UMR 241 EIO teams, of which IRD is a partner, at the unit’s premises at the University of French Polynesia.

ISPF

Institute of Statistics of French Polynesia

ISPF

The skills and scope of the Institute of Statistics of French Polynesia (ISPF) are identical to those assigned to a national statistical agency: survey collection, directory administration, processing, analysis and dissemination of statistics. economic and social information, coordination of the public statistical system. ISPF is under the supervision of the Minister of Economy of the Government of French Polynesia.

RESCCUE

Restoration of ecosystem services and adaptation to climate change

RESCCUE

RESCCUE (Restoration of Ecosystem Services and Adaptation to Climate Change) is a regional project implemented in four countries and areas: Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and French Polynesia from 2014 to 2019. Project ownership of this regional project in French Polynesia is jointly delivered by the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Ministry of the Environment with the objective of strengthening the resilience of ecosystems and societies of PICTs to the effects of climate change . Implemented by the French Agency for Biodiversity (AFB) and financed by the French Development Agency (AFD) and the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM), this project has made it possible to limit the impacts of human activities ecosystems already experiencing the effects of climate change. The project has for example made it possible to propose solutions for the recovery of used materials and waste from pearl farming in a promising circular economy approach.

TPAFP

Tahitian Pearl Association Association of French Polynesia

TPAFP

The association Tahitian Pearl Association of French Polynesia (TPAFP) is an association governed by the 1901 law and includes the main professional organizations of Polynesian producers and traders. The association’s mission is to implement a promotional action program consistent with the public policy guidelines. She also advises and advises in the organization and regulation of the market of cultured pearls produced in French Polynesia, both in terms of production and marketing.

The association contributes to the awareness, the promotion and the protection of this unique Polynesian product, it contributed to the elaboration of the country law 2017-16 of July 18th, 2017 which reorganizes all the stages of the pearl industry (production, marketing …). She has initiated with all the actors and partners a work of reflection on the labeling of the Pearl of Culture of Tahiti in order to protect and valorize it on the local and international market.

UPF

University of French Polynesia

UPF

Created in 1987, the University of French Polynesia is integrated since 2012 into the Mixed Unit of Research Ocean Ecosystems Islanders (UMR-EIO) which brings together dependent organisms and the Country (Institute Louis Malardé) and the State (Ifremer , IRD). The UMR-EIO focuses on the analysis of interactions between humans and their environment in Pacific island ecosystems. From an applied point of view, the work of the UMR aims to intervene directly in support of the management policy of the EIOs in the South Pacific and in particular in support of the development of French Polynesia. The research aims to understand the functioning of Pacific island ecosystems exploited and characterize their evolution, particularly in the context of global change. The research also aims to identify natural substances of interest and axes of valorization of the natural resources in a perspective of support for the sustainable development of Polynesia with a major axis in favor of the Polynesian pearl farming.