The Environmental Management (EGEL) course is founded on the skills developed in three IUEM research units: LETG (Coastal and Marine Geography), LEMAR (Biology, Chemistry, Marine Ecology) and AMURE (Law and Economics).
Between 2010 and 2014, 9% of the students completed their studies. 70% found a job in the field of coastal environment. Example of jobs: project manager (cartographer, general environmentalist), biologist/scientific diver, project or mission manager (marine environment, fishing and shellfish farming, marine protected areas, Natura 2000, water development and management scheme…).
With the recent proliferation of texts related to the sea and the coastline management (Grenelle de la Mer, Marine Strategy Framework Directive, French Maritime Strategy), sea-oriented jobs should develop in the fields of maritime spatial planning and marine energies. On the littoral, climate change issues call for skills in the field of coastal risks.
Course of study
EGEL- Expertise and management of the coastal environment
EGEL (“Expertise and Management of the Coastal Environment”) is one of the eight Master’s degree in the “Marine and Coastal Sciences” domain of the European University Institute of the Sea (UBO, Brest). Created in 2000, it is historically one of the first specialised training courses in coastal and marine environment management in France, with a network of more than 500 alumni trained over the last 20 years.
Recognised on a national scale, EGEL aims to prepare students for careers in planning, environmental engineering and research in the field of coastal and marine management. A multidisciplinary degree by excellence (geography, planning, biology, ecology, law, economics, chemistry), it offers a cross-disciplinary approach to knowledge, understanding and management of coastal and marine issues in a logic of transition and sustainability of territories.
Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
The mention is made in co-accreditation between the UBO and Agrocampus-Ouest (Rennes site). The BEE mention is attached to IUEM – Université de Bretagne Occidentale and mainly to the Laboratory of Marine Environmental Sciences (LEMAR/UBO-CNRS-IRD-IFREMER) and the Laboratory of Microbiology of Extreme Environments (LM2E/UBO-CNRS-IFREMER). The diploma responds to a strong demand for excellence in training through fundamental and applied research in the fields of the study of marine ecosystems (route 1), in the biology of marine organisms (route 2), and in the field of management through an ecosystem approach to fisheries resources and aquatic environments (route 3).
The objective is to prepare young doctoral scientists, representing 2/3 of the students, with a specialization in marine biological sciences and the link with environmental issues related to the evolution of the oceans. The training also leads 1/3 of the students to research careers related to the professional fields of marine biology, to which are added for the third course new professional opportunities within the organizations in charge of the upstream part of the fisheries and aquaculture sector.
The holders of this diploma are professionals who can be in charge of:
carry out studies and supervise projects in the field of the marine environment (alteration, preservation, change)
contribute to the dissemination of knowledge (reports, studies or surveys), inform and train various audiences (training audiences, political decision-makers, business leaders, etc.) in the field of the marine environment
carry out diagnoses and provide advice to different types of interlocutors in the field of the marine environment
ensure communication around a project or on a specific subject
This course trains future scientists in the perspective of ecosystem-based management of living resources and marine environments.
They have high-level expertise in their reference scientific fields to conduct diagnoses and act appropriately in complex situations and systems, both scientifically and in terms of the methods to be used and the diversity of interactions to be taken into account.
They are at the level of scientific research but are also able to translate the results into consulting and project support. They implement relevant and innovative techniques in complex environments to act on territories and environments based on context and demand analysis. They conduct experimental work.
International Master of science in marine biological resources (IMBRSea)
The International Master in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea) is a joint Master’s programme organised by ten leading European universities in the field of marine sciences. IMBRSea covers a wide range of topics related to the sustainable use of marine living resources. By focusing on marine biological and ecological processes, the programme links the biology of marine organisms to environmental studies and marine policy and planning topics: