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Observing and modelling ocean waves : model wavewatch III®


Participants are expected to finance their own travel and accommodation.
A list of selected hotels in Brest is available : Click here

Welcome to Brest, France

The meeting will take place at iuem.

Located around 20 minutes away (by car) from Brest city center.
You can reach Brest and IUEM 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 IUEM : Click here

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 website

The price of a ticket is 1.60€. This allows you to travel for one hour on any Bibus route (shuttle, tramway, bus).

Bibus season tickets are accepted.

Tickets can be bought on board from the driver or at the Online Shop

Taxis : taxis await you on arrival of each plane

• Airport to iuem : about 35€
• After 7 p.m : about 50€
• Airport to Brest center : about 20 €
• After 7 p.m : about 30€

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 the IUEM

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.

1 hour trip : 1.60€ the travel card (12.50€ the 10 travels card)
1 day trip : 4.00€ the travel card (no 10 travels card available)

To come and go from Ifremer, you can use the bus 13 and the tramway A

For more possibilities and time schedules, you can use the search engine

To come

Take the tramway, which 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 going to Mairie de Plouzané.
Get the line 13 and get off at "de Rochon" bus stop (for IUEM) or Piccard bus stop (for Ifremer)

To go

Take the bus 13 at "de Rochon" (from IUEM) or "Piccard" (from Ifremer) 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).

The meeting

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


The room B-014 is located on lower level, from the main entrance, go down the stairs, turn right and follow the corridor until the room.


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. It is included in the training course registration.

Social event

A dinner will be organised for the first training day, on Monday.

Phone point

IUEM telephone switchboard : +33 (0)2 92 49 86 00
Ifremer Telephone Switchboard : +33 (0)2 92 22 40 40

Internet connection

A Wifi connection is available at the meeting site.


The weather in Brest can be sunny and calm but it can also be cold, rainy or windy.
We advise you to see the weather forecast.