The French Southern and Antarctic territories consist of Crozet Island, Kerguelen, Saint Paul and Amsterdam islands, Adelie Land (within the Antarctic continent) and the Scattered Islands (Europa, Glorieuses, Juan de Nova, Bassas da India and Tromelin). The islands have no permanent inhabitants but can host up to 100 scientists, meteorologists, military and technical staff.
Economic activity is limited to servicing meteorological and geophysical research stations, military bases and fishing fleets. Other activities include: special editions stamps and tourism.
Due to the fact that French Southern and Antarctic Lands does not have any permanent population the territory cannot benefit form territorial allocation under European Development Fund (EDF).
However, under the regional envelope of the 10th EDF, Mayotte and the French Southern and Antarctic Lands benefited from a regional allocation of €3 million. These funds went towards the sustainable development of Mayotte and the Scattered Islands’ natural capital.