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The ocean is at the core of major issues regarding humanity: climate change,
management of living and mineral resources in the oceans, protection of biodiversity,
development of international transports, risk management in coastal areas, etc.

The IUEM, affiliated to the University of Brest, provides trainings to specialists on these issues
through master and doctoral programs in a field of training unique in France: the marine sciences.

In an exceptional scientific environment where the study of the ocean holds a great place,
more than 300 French and foreign students receive a high-level training as part of a multidisciplinary
Master Degree programme in Marine and Coastal Sciences and a Doctoral School in Marine Sciences.