Publié le 4 March 2021 — Modifié le 23 March 2022

The SAR must, when possible, use existing repositories rather that creating new ones. In agreement with this principle, the SAR selected the National Inventory of Natural Heritage's (INPN) HABREF repository as the habitat repository to be used for the French Marine Information System (SIMM). The repository and its related tools and services can be accessed directly from the INPN website.

INPN's Habitats Repository (Habref)


Presentation of the repository

Document explaining the SAR's choice                                

Repository release page

Repository download page

Data presentation

Repository  description page

Data dictionnary

Methodology guide


Taxon name

Download full repository and per typology


Download correspondences

Tools and services

Search per typology, habitat, or keyword

Data search