On the occasion of the 10 th Sea Tech Week, held in October in Brest, Brest Métropole launched its Campus Mondial de la Mer (Global Campus of the Sea), which included 200 academics, the Mer Bretagne Atlantique competitive cluster, the Brest Iroise technology park, companies and research centres like Ifremer, the European university Institute of the sea and the Roscoff Biological Station.
Aspiring to turn the Bretagne peninsula into a globally renowned location for study and appreciation of the oceans and seas, the campus promotes research, brings together laboratories and companies and helps SMEs with their development. It aims to support projects such as the establishment of a branch of the United Nations University in Brest or installation of a Marine Ecology Research Laboratory at Océanopolis.
Under the plan contract between the State and the region, the global campus of the sea has already secured €44 million to fund research equipment from 2015 to 2020, with R&D work planned in marine renewables, management of coastal areas, sustainable maritime transport and health. A totem building is under construction and should be operational by February 2017. It will bring together teams from the Brest-Iroise technology park, the Bretagne Atlantic Sea centre and the global campus.
Source : Lettre API – 12/10/2016
Photo Credit : campus-mondial-de-la-mer.fr