Under the auspices of the Maritime Prefecture for the Atlantic and in collaboration with the French Navy and CEPPOL, Cedre received a visit from the G7 Parliamentary Speakers at its headquarters in Brest.
Invited by Mr Richard Ferrand to explore the question of ocean preservation, the attendees gathered for a presentation of French State action at sea and of the work of Cedre and CEPPOL.
The delegation was then taken on a tour of Cedre’s premises with a particular focus on the laboratory, the Polludrome® – Cedre’s flume tank which was operating at the time – and the spill response equipment showroom.
CEPPOL gave a presentation of offshore oil spill containment and recovery.
The attendees then watched a demonstration of offshore boom deployment and skimming and pumping with French Navy equipment and personnel at Cedre’s technical facilities.
In addition to its contribution to the local scientific and maritime landscape, this visit once again reinforces Cedre’s image as a national and international expert organisation and key partner to the authorities.