Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l'environnement et l'agriculture
The Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l'environnement et l'agriculture (IRSTEA), formerly known as Cemagref, is a public research institute in France focusing on land management issues, such as water resources and agricultural technology.
Irstea / Cemagref had an annual operating budget of 81.6 Million € in 2011, and employs nearly 1350 staff, including 950 permanent staff, others being graduate students, 200 doctoral candidates, interns and foreign researchers. About 250 master-degree trainees contribute also to some of its activities.
There are 9 research sites containing a total of 29 research units. In addition to published research, the institute collaborates with other research organizations and takes in a portion of its income from contract work.
Member of the UniverSud Paris.
Irstea collaborates in a number of other research networks, including European Network of Freshwater Research Organisations (EurAqua), the Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER), European network for testing of agricultural machines (ENTAM), and the European Network of Engineering for Agriculture and Environment (ENGAGE).