The Rebikoff-Niggeler Foundation (FRN) is a non-profit organization for marine science with the purpose of assisting in research and documentation of deep-sea environments.

One of the Foundation’s goals is to facilitate research and deep-water in-situ observation by providing deep water submersible capabilities. 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, such as documentaries, photographies, etc.