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France to make waves at oceanology international 2020

19 February 2020
by businessfrance -- last modified 19 February 2020

French specialists in oceanological industries are expanding their expertise across emerging industrial sectors. Alongside the traditional marine-based sectors (transport, fishing and seafood, naval and nautical industry, submarine cables & energy resources), French companies continue to innovate and lead the way, across areas including biotechnologies, renewable energies & mineral resources.


Their latest technologies will be at the fore on the French Pavilion at Oceanology International in London, from 17th – 19th March 2020.

The French marine technology sector offers a great many advantages

With a maritime surface area of 4.2 million square miles (11 million sq km) 97% of which are in France's overseas territories, the French maritime economy has the 2nd largest global maritime space and Europe's leading seaboard. It is thus unsurprising that France are leaders in the maritime trade. France's marine industry is made up of 4 major groups: shipbuilding, marine renewable energies, nautical industries & services, and offshore operations.

It is ranked 6th in the world, & 2nd in Europe for shipbuilding (sales of £9.5bn in 2018), and as for Renewable Marine Energy, its energy recovery potential is among the largest in the world (cumulative sales of £408 million in 2017). In the field of Ports/Maritime Transport, France is ranked as the 5th European port power, with 7 major maritime ports with high-quality infrastructures and modern facilities.

Game-changing innovations at Oceanology International

In 2020, French companies continue to innovate and lead the way in the maritime sector. On the French Pavilion at Oceanology International, visitors can meet cutting-edge companies, including Unseenlabs who develop, produce and operate innovative surveillance technology. Specialised in detecting of electromagnetic emissions, the company has developed to a unique electromagnetic intelligence solution capable of observing maritime traffic, even without a cooperative beacon. They have planned to ambitious launch of between 20 – 50 satellites, starting this year.

Waves'n See, the coastal video monitoring company, will also be part of the French Pavilion. Their solution optimises the management of sedimentary resources and anticipates coastal risks, with customised settings: automatic shoreline detection, sand volume & bathymetric changes, wave parameters (height, period, direction). Clients benefit from continuous and remote data acquisition to optimise beach nourishment operations: identify and locate recurrent & critical sand deficits, evaluate the efficiency of coastal defences, anticipate critical sediment levels, and monitor the impact of extreme events.

Oceanology International - a must for French experts

Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is once again organising, in partnership with the Brittany and Mediterranean Seas clusters, the French pavilion at Oceanology International, the world's leading exhibition for oceanology and marine science and technology. The diverse and innovative nature of the French expertise is reflected on the pavilion, which is made up of 25 exhibitors.

Come and meet French suppliers keen to meet key decision makers, seek out partners & showcase their innovative products and technologies to foreign businesses within the industry, exhibiting at the Business France pavilion, stands K200, L200 ,L300 and Q291!

For more information about the French delegation at Oceanology International, please email

Business France is the national agency serving the international development of the French economy.

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Business France is the national agency serving the international development of the French economy.

It is responsible for the international development of businesses and their exports, as well as for client prospection and encouraging overseas investment in France.

It promotes the economic attractiveness and image of France, its companies and its regions. It manages and is responsible for the development of the VIE international internship program.

Business France has 1,500 employees located in France and in 58 countries. It is backed by a network of public and private partners.

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