Science is celebrated each year in France in October, involving many researchers, teachers, engineers, associations, etc. Workshops and other initiatives are organized everywhere in France during one week, where citizens can discover science.
This year, Ifremer, the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and 15 other french scientific institutes joined forces to offer the "Science En Direct" (Science Live) initiative, that consisted in two days of non-stop science, free and open to everyone, on Friday 6, Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October 2017. As last year, the event took place in "La Cité des sciences et de l’industrie", in Paris. Guillaume Maze, researcher and representing Ifremer in the Euro-Argo ERIC Managemet Board took an active role in the event. Together with Pascale Lherminier (Ifremer), he spent 3 days explaining the ocean currents and Argo floats to a huge number of visitors.