The Interministerial Commission for Sea Resources (CIRM), created by Decree no. 74.557 dated September 12, 1974; revoked by Decree no. 3939, dated September 26, 2001, amended by Decrees no. 4.815, dated August 20, 2003; 6.107, dated May 2, 2007; 6.484, dated June 17, 2008; 6.756, dated February 2, 2009 and 6.979, dated October 8, 2009; have the purpose of coordinating the matters related to the achievement of the National Policy for the Resources of the Sea (PNRM).
As a consequence of Decree no. 86.830, dated January 12, 1982; the CIRM began managing, also, the Brazilian Antarctic Program (PROANTAR).
Law 7.661, dated May 16, 1988, which established the National Plan for Coastal Management (PNGC, Brazilian acronym) as part of the National Plan for Sea Resources and the National Policy for the Environment (PNMA, Brazilian acronym), appointed the Interministerial Commission for Sea Resources as the governmental institution responsible for elaborating and updating the PNGC. These tasks are executed by a Coordinating Group created by a decree to this end. The aforementioned Group is managed by the Secretariat of the Interministerial Commission for Sea Resources.
The main objective of this program is to produce an inventory of the sustainability potential for catching living resources in our Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), which was extended from the outer limit of the territorial sea ( 12 miles wide, up to 200 nautical miles from the coast), covering a length of about 3.5 million square kilometers.Learn more
Rules for independent scuba diving activities in Archipelago São Pedro and São PauloLearn more
SECIRM released a tool for the working group "SHARED USE OF THE ENVIRONMENT".Access
The CIRM publishes News of CIRM (INFOCIRM) three times a year..Learn more
Guidelines for visitors to the Antarctic.Learn more
Regulatory standards and procedures to be followed during all expeditions to Antarctic.Learn more
The reconstruction project of the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station was designed by the architectural firm Estúdio 41, Curitiba, selected through competition organized by the Institute of Architects of Brazil (IAB).Learn more
The website maintained by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and the Weather Forecasting and Climate Studies Center (CPTEC) discloses the weather conditions in Antarctic, and other information on weather in the region.Learn more
In 2013, the Brazilian Navy, through SECIRM, held the Cultural Contest "BRAZIL IN ANTARCTICA", which selected the best videos on the activities of Brazil in Antarctica, with the high school students young target audience of compulsory basic education.Learn more