About Us

About Fundação Rebikoff


The Rebikoff-Niggeler Foundation (FRN) is a non-for-profit organization for marine research based in Horta, on the Island of Faial.

The Foundation’s goal is to facilitate research and in-situ observation and documentation of deep-sea environments by means of manned submersible technology.

FRN has been declared an Institution of Public Benefit by the Azorean Government, in the year 2000.

Besides carrying out research projects, including joint projects with scientific partners, FRN publishes educational material on the deep sea, and carries out film work for ocean documentaries.