IUEM includes seven laboratories (Joint Research Units associating UBO, CNRS, IRD, Ifremer and UBS) where nearly 500 researchers, teachers-researchers, engineers, technicians and permanent and contractual administrative staff work.
An internal school of the University of Western Brittany (UBO), IUEM offers eight Master’s courses within the Marine and Coastal Sciences (SML) training area, very closely associated with its laboratories, and also houses the PhD School of Marine and Coastal Sciences (EDSML), a multidisciplinary school associating 25 host laboratories, within and outside IUEM.
IUEM, as an Observatory of Universe Sciences (OSU), contributes to a national observation mission supported by a dedicated service unit. The Ocean is observed from the coast to the offshore, from the surface to the deep sea and in all its aspects: living and Physical Ocean, coastal and bottom interfaces, human use and management.
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Scientists, technicians and administratives
Master’s degree students
of marine and coastal sciences
Six years after the launch of IUEM by Paul Tréguer in 1991, the Institute was officially created in 1997. Staff working in marine sciences at UBO is hosted in new premises at the Plouzané Technopole…
Appointment of Paul Tréguer as Director
The Ministry appoints Paul Tréguer, founder of the Institute, as the first Director for a 5-year term. He was reappointed in 2003 for a second term.
IUEM is recognized as a research federation
The CNRS recognizes IUEM as a Research Federation. The Institute also integrates the “National Network of Marine Stations”.
SML master’s degree creation
Unique in France, the SML Master’s degree aims at training researchers and professionals able to understand current scientific issues and provide appropriate answers to challenges related to marine and coastal areas.
IUEM becomes an Observatory of Universe Sciences
Authorized by the CNRS, the primary mission of a Universe Science Observatory (OSU) is to observe the Earth system for the benfit of a large national and international community and to host master’s and PhD courses.
The "Europôle Mer" becomes a GIS
Created in 2004 to foster synergy on joint high-level research projects in the West of France, Europôle Mer is recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research as a Scientific Interest Group (“GIS”) and is endowed with 4 million euros. David Nelson, from Oregon State University, is appointed Director.
IRD becomes the administrator of two laboratories
IRD becomes the guardian of LEMAR and LOPS. IRD is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to research in the field of development and scientific cooperation with countries of the South. Yves-Marie Paulet takes over the management of the Institute.
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Albert Lucas inauguration
Station ship of IUEM and the Iroise Marine Natural Park, it is mobilized in support of various observation, research and teaching activities.
Coordinated and managed by IUEM, the LabexMER has a 10-year action plan and is endowed with 11 million euros. It brings together 12 research units in the “Grand Ouest” specialized in science and technology.
Certification of the Zone Atelier Brest-Iroise (ZABrI)
Coordinated by LEMAR and LETG, its objective is to improve understanding of the functioning and evolution of the coastal socio-ecosystem in a context of change and from an integrated management perspective.
First edition of Mer-Éducation Summer School
This one is intended to train secondary level teachers on societal issues related to sea and coast. Every year, it brings together more and more teachers from all over France and abroad.
IUEM hosts European Marine Board
This scientific cooperation organisation brings together European research agencies and university consortia in the field of marine sciences and technologies. Anne Marie Tréguier becomes director.
IUEM in Paris for the COP 21
Until then, the ocean was not very much involved in discussions on climate change, but it was at the centre of the negotiations. IUEM was present to take part in the debate, by producing an exhibition “Ocean and climate connected in change”, and by participating in the climate train and other events organised in Paris.
IUEM new building inauguration
It was built to host the LOPS and AMURE research laboratories, which were previously shared between the university campus and Ifremer. Bringing all the laboratories together in the same place foster exchanges between scientists.
Obtaining the label of University Research School, ISblue.
The ISblue “Interdisciplinary School for the blue planet” University Research School (EUR) project is selected. It is endowed with €11.1 million for a period of 10 years.
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