Local information

Welcome to Brest, France 

The meeting will take place at IFREMER Institute (Technopôle Brest Iroise, Pointe du Diable, 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 meeting will be located in the Lucien Laubier conference room at IFREMER. Note that at the gate entrance of IFREMER, you must give your ID card (please remember to take it before departure!).

Airport shuttles until Brest center 

From the airport, It takes about 20 minutes to reach the city center (stop called “gare SNCF”).
One way is 4.60 €, round trip 8.40 €.


More than twenty taxis await you on arrival of each plane:

- Airport to IFREMER: about 25€
- After 7 p.m : about 30€
- Airport to Brest center : about 15€
- After 7 p.m : about 25€



IFREMER from Brest 

Every morning and afternoon, a special bus (free) picks you up near the hotels (20mn to reach the IFREMER Institute).


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 hotels are the Ibis centre and the Oceania centre hotels located in Brest city center (see the map). Special rates have been negotiated. To obtain these IFREMER rate, please reserve here Hotel reservation 

Lunches and dinner 

The lunches will be offered at the IFREMER restaurant. The ice-breaker on Sunday and the dinner on Wednesday will take place at the Cercle Naval in Brest city center (see the map).

Cercle Naval
52 rue du château
29200 Brest

Phone point 

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

Internet connection 

A  Wifi connection is available at the meeting site.


In April, the weather in Brest can be sunny and calm but it can also be cloudy, rainy or windy. For the field trip we recommend to take with you some warm clothes.
We advise you to see the forecast.



Field trip on the Island of Molène 

On Tuesday, we will have a full day field trip on the Island of Molène, with the half day lectures held on the island, after a visit. If for some reason, you want to skip this trip, please tell Luigi Cavaleri (luigi.cavaleri@ismar.cnr.it) to manage with your lecture in the agenda. For this day, we recommend to take with you some warm clothes.