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Participants are expected to finance their own travel and accommodation.

A list of selected hotels in Brest is available Fichier:ASGF-Brest-HOTELS-2013.pdf

When booking please specify you are visiting Ifremer in order to benefit from the special rates.

Welcome to Brest, France

The meeting will take place at IFREMER Institute (Technopôle Brest Iroise, Pointe du Diable in Plouzané), located less than 20 minutes away (by car) from Brest city center. You can reach Brest and IFREMER from the airport by taxi or bus, or rent a car at the airport.

The following map shows the best and simpliest way to come to IFREMER :

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How to reach Brest city center

There are several possibilities for reaching your final destination :

The airport shuttle bus : the shuttle connects the Brest Bretagne airport with the tramway station at Porte de Guipavas. A ticket allows to travel for one hour on any Bibus route (shuttle, tramway, bus). Tickets can be bought on board the shuttle. More information on the | airport shuttle bus.

Taxis : taxis await you on arrival of each plane

  • Airport to IFREMER: about 34€
  • After 7 p.m : about 50€
  • Airport to Brest center : about 20 €
  • After 7 p.m : about 29€

Renting a car : car rental companies operate at the airport, their desks are situated at the exit from the baggage reclaim area (contact details of | car rental companies)

How to reach IFREMER institute

Moreover, you can come with Bibus, the public transport company. (35 mn) Tickets are available for the Tramway and the City Bus. Buy your tickets at the Tramway station (automated ticket machine at each tram stop) or in the Bus with the bus driver.

To come

TRAMWAY A : This public transport company runs every 5 min from Brest city center ("Liberté" or "Siam" "Chateau" Tram station) to the Technopôle Brest Iroise. Get off at "Plouzané – Porte de Plouzané" terminus and cross the street to get a Bus at Plouzané Bus Stop. Get the line 13 or 2 and get off at Piccard bus stop (near Ifremer Institute).

Example : Place de la Liberté to Ifremer (every morning)


To go

Take the bus à Piccard Stop and get off at "Plouzané – Porte de Plouzané" terminus Cross the street to get a TRAMWAY to Brest city center ("Liberté" or "Siam" "Chateau" Tram station)

Time schedule Piccard Bus Stop (Ifremer) to Brest City Centre.


The meeting

The meeting will be located in the Ocean meeting room at IFREMER.

Local organizer is IFREMER, represented by Fabrice Ardhuin and Mickael Accensi from the Laboratory of Oceanography from Space at IFREMER.



Note that at the gate entrance of the campus, you must give your ID card or passport (please remember to take it before departure !).


There is NO CHANGE FACILITY near IFREMER site. We advise you to get Euros at the cash point of the Airport or in Brest city center.


The participants will take the lunches at the IFREMER restaurant (8,00 €). Note that only CASH EUROS will be accepted.

Social event

A dinner will be organised on March 24th.

Phone point

Urgent messages can be sent to participants at the LOS secretary +33 (0)2 98 22 43 11

Ifremer Telephone Switchboard : +33 (0)2 98 22 40 40

Internet connection

A Wifi connection is available at the meeting site.


In March, the weather in Brest can be sunny and calm but it can also be cold, rainy or windy.

We advise you to see the forecast.