What is the United Nations University?
Why does the Université de Bretagne Occidentale support the idea of a UNU institute devoted to the ocean and coasts in Brest?
Established in a maritime region by nature, at the heart of a research and academic environment which gathers over 7000 scientists and academics, the Université de Bretagne Occidentale has developed excellence in marine science.
Founded in 1997, the European Institute for Marine Studies is a department of the Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO), an Earth and Space science observatory, which federates over 400 UBO, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), and Ifremer staff members and together with 200 Masters students and as many PhD candidates. Because of its scope and foundation, this research ecosystem meets the conditions to allow the UBO to support a United Nations University Institute dedicated to the science and governance of the ocean and coasts. I am utterly convinced that this institute will be a fundamental tool to unify French skills and interests’ global influence regarding the ocean, based on the United Nations University goals.
A UNU-OCEAN institute: filling a gap in the UNU network
Requirements for the establishment of a UNU institute
Project strengths and opportunities
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