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What is the ATMA?


The A.T.M.A. is a non-profit making association, founded in 1889, state-approved in 1926 and recognised as a scientific society in 2001 by the French Ministry of Research.

Its goal is to:

  • confront experiences
  • make know works' results
  • encourage initiatives which make progress the science and technique in maritime and aeronautical domains, on the national plane and on the international plane.

ATMA statutes (in French): download


The A.T.M.A.

  • favours the personal contact between specialists in France and in foreign countries,
  • puts at his members' disposal a technical library which contains a lot of French and foreign works and publications,
  • organizes an annual session during which are presented and discussed the original papers accepted by the Lecture Committee and gives thus a quality forum, notably to younsters who want their results to be know,
  • assures the publication of those papers and of the report of the corresponding debates in a Bulletin diffused every year in France and in foreign countries,
  • awards prizes in cash to the authors of the best papers,
  • proposes every year at the Societe d'Encouragement pour l'Industrie Nationale, for the attribution of the Farcot Gold Medal, the name of an author who  distinguished himself by the quality of the papers he presented.

The ATMA for whom?

Who is the A.T.M.A. adressed to ?

to those who are interested in the evolution of techniques and economy:

  • of shipbuilding
  • of sea transport
  • of oceanology and exploitation of the sea bed and sea subsoils (oil, ores and other products)
  • of aeronautic and space, concerning their relationships with the previous domains.


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