Our objectives

Become a pioneer in maritime innovation

Brittany is working to reinforce existing regional excellence, expand innovation on maritime safety and coastal management, and develop marine biotechnologies and bioresources.

The Breton R&I landscape

collaborations between academics and companies

Already European leader in marine research, Brittany pushes forward collaborations between academics and companies, as well as international ones. It goes from marine renewable energies to hydrodynamics.

2 700km

of coastline


of French oceanographic research teams are based in Brittany

Université de Bretagne Occidentale

Exploring all aspects of the sea

Researchers are working in a multidisciplinary approach from extreme environments of the ocean depths to maritime law. UBO is internationally ranked for Oceanography at the 11th position in the 2022 Shanghai ranking.

Université de Bretagne-Sud

human, sea and coastline

At the Université de Bretagne-Sud, researchers are working on the maritime issues in an « human, sea and coastline » continuum. UBS also administrates the Pôle Mer (Sea Cluster) and is a member of the Marine Universities Network.

Station Biologique de Roscoff

An unique place for marine biology research

Focusing on basic biology and marine biodiversity and ecosystems, Sorbonne University – Station Biologique de Roscoff is ranked at the third position for Oceanography in the 2020 Shanghai ranking.

L’Institut Agro Rennes-Angers

The sea as food provider

At L’Institut Agro Rennes-Angers researchers are working on issues covered both by the sea area and the area on “Food economy for everyone to eat well”. L’Institut researchers are for example working on fish population monitoring in Africa and Antarctica.

IMT Atlantique

developing new technologies

At IMT Atlantique, researchers are looking for ways to answer maritime issues by developing new technologies.


Mobilizing digital resources for the sea

Researchers at Inria mobilize digital resources to develop a better understanding of the marine environment and climate change.

Learn more about the researchers contributing to this area