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Association Amicale des Missions Australes et Polaires Francaises (AMAPOF)

Type: Organisation
Address: 3 rue Francois II, F-45100 Orleans
Telephone: +33-38-63-13-11
Fax: +33-38-63-02-15
Year of foundation: 1976
Activities: Non-profit organization fostering good relations between all those participating in expeditions to French Sub-Antarctic and Antarctic Territories and other polar regions. Informs members of developments affecting these regions.
Publications: Lettre d'information (2pa)

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Association Expeditions Polaires Francaises

Type: Organisation
Year of foundation: Succeeded Expeditions Polaires Francaises, Mission Paul-Emile Victor
Publications: Bulletin d'Information

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Association Francaise Pergelisol [French Periglacial Association]

Type: Organisation
[French Periglacial Association]
Address: c/o Centre #d'Etudes Arctiques (CNRS-EHESS), 105 blvd. Raspail, F-75006 Pari
Year of foundation: 1988
Activities: National society for study of permafrost including both professionals and research workers.
Publications: Environments Periglacaires (1994-, annual)

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Association Nationale pour l'Etude de la Neige et des Avalanches (ANENA)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.anena.org
Address: 15 Rue Ernest Calvat, F-38000 Grenoble
Telephone: +33-76-51-39-39
Fax: +33-76-42-81-66
Year of foundation: 1971
Activities: Promotes, conducts and coordinates research concerning snow, avalanches and avalanche formation in order to predict avalanches and minimize death and injury. Disseminates information about avalanches to the public. Research activities include: studies of snowdrift and avalanche dynamics; creation of physical and mathematical models to simulate avalanches; avalanche prediction; satellite remote sensing of snowfall in France; implementation of electronic and other apparatus as search aids to buried avalanche victims; and setting off avalanches using explosives and other means. Holds annual conference. Library.
Publications: Neige et Avalanches (1972-, 4pa)

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Bibliothèque nationale de France

Type: Library
Website: www.bnf.fr
Address: Bibliothèque nationale de France, SINDBAD, Quai Francois Mauriac, 75706 Paris cedex 13
Telephone: 33 (0)1-53-79-55-00, from Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 5.00pm
Publications: Bibliographie nationale Français (1976-, 26pa)

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Centre d'Etudes Arctiques (CNRS-EHESS)

Type: Organisation
Address: 105 blvd. Raspail, F-75006 Paris.
Telephone: +33-1-45-49-76-49
Fax: +33-1-45-49-76-01
Year of foundation: 1957
Activities: Interdisciplinary research centre within Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, established to provide a focus for Arctic scholarship in France. In addition to research and teaching activities, holds colloquies and film festivals. The library is now housed in Bibliotheque Centrale du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle.
Publications: Actes et Documents (1965-); Arctos; Bibliotheque Arctique et Antarctique (1960-); Bibliographie Arctique (1973-); Contributions du Centre d'Etudes Arctique (1961-); Geoarctica; Inter-Nord (1957-)

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Centre d'Etudes de la Neige

Type: Organisation
Website: www.cnrm.meteo.fr/passion/neige.htm
Address: Centre National de Recherches Meteorologiques, 1441 rue de la Piscine, Domaine Universitaire, F-38406 St-Martin-d'Heres Cede

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Centre de Recherches Inter-Nordiques (CRIN)

Type: Organisation
Address: 28 rue George Appay, F-92150 Suresnes
Fax: +33-1-47-72-73-78
Year of foundation: 1965
Activities: Carries out research on the Saami and north Siberian peoples.
Publications: Boreales (annual)

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Centre Des Archives D'outre-Mer

Type: Library
Website: www.archivesnationales.culture.gouv.fr/caom/fr/
Address: Archives Nationales, 29 chemin du Moulin Detesta, F-13090 Aix-en-Provence, France
Telephone: +33-42-26-43-21
Fax: +33-42-26-84-59
Year of foundation: 1962
Notes:

Official depository for French Austral and Antarctic Territories and for other materials concerning state and private activities in the polar regions

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Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Laboratoire De Glaciologie Et Géophysique De l'Environnement

Type: Library
Website: www-lgge.ujf-grenoble.fr
Address: Rue Molière - B.P. 96, 38402 St-Martin-D'Heres Cedex, France
Telephone: +33-76 82 42 75 or 76
Fax: +33-76 82 42 01
Year of foundation: Started in 1959 (IGY).
Notes:

The library specializes only in geophysics, glaciology, meteorology, hydrology and oceanography.

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Comite National Francais des Recherches Arctiques et Antarctiques (CNFRA)

Type: Organisation
Address: 34 rue Francis Baulier, 42023 St. Etienne cedex 2.
Telephone: +33-77-42-17-51
Fax: +33-77-42-17-99
Year of foundation: 1995 [formerly Comite National Francais des Recherches Antarctiques]
Activities: National member of SCAR and IASC.

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Expeditions Polaires Francaises (EPF)

Type: Organisation
Website: http://abidart.free.fr/pev/epf.htm
Address: 47 avenue du Marechal Fayolle, F-75116 Pari
Year of foundation: 1947
Activities: Prior to 1992, provided logistical support to national expeditions to Terre Adelie on behalf of TAAF. The Library is now housed in the Institut Francais pour la Recherche et la Technologie Polaires.
Publications: Bulletin d'Information; Expeditions Polaires Francaises. Publications (nos. 1-177); Toponymie de la Terre Adelie (1961)

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Federation Francaise de Pulka et de Traineau a Chiens (FFPTC)

Type: Organisation
Address: Siege Social 5, rue du Pave. F-78490 Le Tremblay sur Mauldre.
Telephone: +33-34-87-84-49

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Fonds Polaire Bibliothéque Centrale du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

Type: Library
Website: http://mussi.mnhn.fr/cda/?INSTANCE=INCIPIO
Address: 38 rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, 75005 Paris, France
Telephone: +33-1-40 79 36 47
Fax: +33-1-40 79 36 56
Notes:

The library is open for everybody.

Specialized bibliographies can be prepared for the users. Interlibrary loan. Copying and microfilming facilities.

Collection is multidisciplinary according to the aims of the Center: earth and ocean sciences, life sciences, human sciences as well as engineering devoted to the Arctic and Subarctic regions (and Antarctic to a smaller extent).

The Northern Siberian department has more than 10,000 titles and includes 25,000 pages translated from Russian to French.

Printed Brochure Available:

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Groupement de Recherches Arctiques du C.N.R.S.

Type: Organisation
Address: Universite de Franch-Comte, 30, rue Megevand, F-25030 Besancon
Year of foundation: ca. 1980
Activities: Grouping of 12 laboratories fostering collaboration among specialists from different disciplines. Manages French Spitzbergen station and provides technical and logistic help.

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Institut Francais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.ifremer.fr/francais
Address: Centre de Brest, BP 337, F-29273 Brest

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Institut Français Pour La Recherche Et La Technologie Polaire

Type: Library
Website: www.institut-polaire.fr
Notes:

The library has been transferred to Paris at Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle

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Institut Francais pour la Recherche et la Technologie Polaires (IFRTP)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.ifremer.fr/ifrtp
Address: Technopole de Brest-Iroise BP 75, F-29280 Plouzane
Telephone: +33-98-05-65-00
Fax: +33-98-05-65-55
Year of foundation: 1992
Activities: The national institute responsible in both polar regions for the selection and promotion of scientific programmes, organization of expeditions implementing these programmes, and participation in international scientific consultation. Operates bases in Terre Adelie, Iles Kerguelen, Iles Crozet and Ile Amsterdam, and will operate Concorde base at Dome C jointly with Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide. Also operates research vessels Marion-Dufresne, L'Astrolabe, and La Curieuse. National Antarctic mapping centre. The Library consists of material formerly built up by Expeditions Polaires Francaises.
Publications: Rapports des campagnes a la mer (1993-) [continues series of same title published by TAAF; Recherche et Technologie Polaires

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Institut Geographique National (IGN)

Type: Organisation
Address: 136 rue de Grenelle, F-75700 Paris
Telephone: +33-1-43-98-82-06
Fax: +33-1-43-98-82-83
Year of foundation: 1940 [took over responsibilities from Service Geographique des Armees]
Activities: National topographic mapping agency responsible for the survey and mapping of French Southern and Antarctic Territories.
Publications: Geofil (1985-, annual); map series.

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Laboratoire de Glaciologie et de Geophysique de l'Environnement

Type: Organisation
Website: http://glaciog.ujf-grenoble.fr
Address: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Domaine Universitaire BP 96, 54 Rue Moliere, F-38402 St-Martin-d'Heres Cedex
Telephone: +33-4-76-82-42-00
Fax: +33-4-76-82-42-01
Year of foundation: 1947
Activities: The national centre for research into glaciology, geophysics and related fields in meteorology, hydrology and oceanography. Library.
Publications: Publication

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Musee de l'Homme

Type: Museum
Website: www.paris.org/Musees/Homme/
Address: Palais de Chaillot, 17 Place du Trocadero, F-75116 Paris
Telephone: +33-1-45-53-70-60
Year of foundation: 1878
Collections: Substantial holdings relating to Arctic native peoples. Three departments currently work in the Arctic: Laboratoire d'anthropologie biologique, Laboratoire d'Ethnologie, and Laboratoire de Prehistorie. Library.

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Musee de la Marine

Type: Museum
Website: www.paris.org/Musees/Marine/
Address: Palais de Chaillot, 17 Place du Trocadero et du 11 novembre, F-75116 Paris
Telephone: +33-1-45-53-31-70
Fax: +33-1-47-27-49-67
Year of foundation: 1827 [collection begun in 1748]
Collections: Some whaling artefacts and material from Nansen's and Charcot's expeditions. Library with polar and whaling material. Also operates satellite museums on the coast at Brest, Port-Louis, Rochefort, Toulon, La Seyne-sur-Mer, La Tour Royale, Saint-Tropez and Nice
Publications: Neptunia (1946-, 3pa)

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Musee de la Mer

Type: Museum
Address: Esplanade du Rocher-de-la-Vierge, PO Box 89, F-64200 Biarritz
Year of foundation: 1933
Collections: Artefacts relating to Arctic whaling and to the Antarctic and Greenland expeditions of J.B. Charcot.

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Service Hydrographique et Oceanographique de la Marine (SHOM)

Type: Organisation
Website: www.shom.fr
Address: 3 avenue Octave Greard, F-75340 Paris Cedex 7
Telephone: +33-1-44-38-41-54
Fax: +33-1-40-65-99-98
Year of foundation: 1720
Activities: Department of Ministry of Defence responsible for hydrographic survey, mapping and oceanographic research in both polar regions.
Publications: Annales Hydrographiques (1848-, 1-2pa); Instructions nautiques [E1. Scotland, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Svalbard and the east coast of Greenland (1989); E5. Norway and Russia (north coast) (1995); G1. Newfoundland, Labrador and Hudson Bay, Davis Strait (1979); L9. South Indian Ocean, Terre Adelie (1991)]. Nautical charts.

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Societe de Geographie

Type: Organisation
Website: www.socgeo.org
Address: 184 blvd. St-Germain, F-75006 Paris
Telephone: +33-1-45-48-54-62
Fax: +33-1-42-22-40-93
Year of foundation: 1821
Activities: The world's oldest geographical society. Much material relevant to polar exploration can be found in the library and archives.
Publications: Acta Geographica (1947-, 4pa) [continues La Geographie (1900-1939), Bulletin (1821-99) and Compte-rendus des Seances (1882-99)

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Societe Francaise de Philatelie Polaire - SATA

Type: Organisation
Publications: Terres Polaires

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Societe Hydrotechnique de France, Section de Glaciologie

Type: Organisation
Address: 199 rue de Grenelle, F-75007 Paris
Telephone: +33-1-47-05-13-37
Fax: +33-1-45-56-97-46
Year of foundation: 1912
Activities: Society studies all matters relating to hydraulics, fluid mechanics, water conservation and resource use.
Publications: La Houille Blanche. Revue International de l'Eau (8pa)

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Territoire des Terres Australes et Antarctiques Francaises (TAAF) [French Austral and Antarctic Territories]

Type: Organisation
[French Austral and Antarctic Territories]
Address: 34 Rue des Renaudes, F-75017 Paris
Fax: +33-1-47-66-91-23
Year of foundation: 1955
Activities: Department of the Ministry for Overseas Departments and Territories (Departements et Territoires d'Outre-Mer).
Publications: Rapports des Campagnes a la Mer (1981?-) [continued by series of same title published jointly with IFRTP; Revue de CNFRA; Revue des Terres Australes et Antarctiques francaises; Toponymie des Terres Australes (1961)

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Universite de Paris - Sorbonne

Type: Organisation
Website: www.paris4.sorbonne.fr
Address: Centre d'Etudes Siberiennes, Institut de Recherche et d'Etude sur les Nouvelles Institutions et Societes a l'Est (IRENISE), 9 rue Michelet, F-75006 Paris
Telephone: +33-1-43-26-50-89
Publications: Questions Siberiennes / Siberian Questions (1990-)

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