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Short mapping of the brittany space ecosystem

Latest update june 2018

Research and/or teaching institutions

 

Name

Headcount

Main location

Contact

Activities

Agrocampus Ouest

150

teaching staff & researchers

 

1900

students

Rennes

Hervé Nicolas
Professor
herve.nicolas@agrocampus-ouest.fr

Grande école, or ‘elite public university-level college’, for life and environmental sciences and technologies. Agrocampus Ouest has a triple vocation: training students to a high scientific level; conducting academic and applied research; transferring knowledge; following 5 thematic areas (Vegetal, Animal, Systems; Environmental issues - resources, territory and city; Fisheries, sea and coast; Food; Landscaping).

Cerema Brest site

 

2855

employees

 

392

research expert

Brest

Michel Marchi
Head of Innovative Technologies Dpt
michel.marchi@cerema.fr

Administrative public institute which provides knowledge, scientist skills and techniques. Innovative solutions are at the heart of territorial projects for upgrading quality of life for citizens. In Brest the technical direction of Cerema is dedicated to water, sea and rivers, crossing research, engineering and technical solutions. As an actor of sustainable and risk prevention, it provides services of general interest for the benefit of the national community.

Ifremer

 

1500

employees

Brest

Antoine Dosdat
Director, Brest site
antoine.dosdat@ifremer.fr

IFREMER is a French institute that undertakes research and expert assessments to advance knowledge on the oceans and their resources, monitor the marine environment and foster the sustainable development of maritime activities.

IMT Atlantique

 

290

teaching staff & researchers

 

2350

students

Brest

Pierre Tremenbert
Head of Partnerships and business relation
pierre.tremenbert@imt-atlantique.fr

 

French engineering school within the Institut Mines-Telecom administered by the general counsel for the economy, industry, energy and technologies. Their mission is to contribute to the economic development through education, research and innovation. They combining digital technology and energy science for the transformation of the society and industry. It is an intersection between the business world and the realm of higher education.

Meteo france Lannion

 

 

Lannion

Caroline Grégoire
Director
Space Meteorology Centre
caroline.gregoire@meteo.fr

Public administrative institute, it is the official meteorological and climatology services in France.

Exercise the power and duty of the state in meteorological security of peoples.

The center of Lannion is the only one in France to proceed directly to the acquisition, processing and valorization of raw data provided by satellites.

Université de Bretagne Occidentale

 

23000

students

Brest

Christian Brosseau
Vice-President Research & Innovation
vp.recherche@univ-brest.fr

UBO is a medium-sized university offering a wide range of programme in all fields, each institution is led by a team of lecturer-researchers and overseen by a president. UBO is home to 37 laboratories with four principal areas of research: marine sciences, health agrifood and materials, math-ICT, humanities and social sciences.

Université de Bretagne Sud

900

teaching staff

 

9600

students

Vannes

Jean Peeters
President
jean.peeters@univ-ubs.fr

UBS is a university organized in 5 major domains: letter and language, human sciences and socials, law, economics and management, sciences, technologies and health, teaching, education and training.

Université de Rennes 1

3700

employees

 

29000

students

Rennes

Sophie Langouët-Prigent
VP Partnerships and business relation
sophie.langouet-prigent@univ-rennes1.fr

The university of Rennes 1 is a public institute specialized in science, technology, law, economy, management and philosophy.

Université de Rennes 2

24000

students

Rennes

Leszek Brogowski
VP Research  
leszek.brogowski@univ-rennes2.fr

The university of Rennes 2 is the most important research and further education center in art, letter, languages, human sciences and socials in the west of France.

 

 

Research Laboratories in connection with space ecosystem

 

Name

Headcount

Main location

Contact

Activities

UMR SAS

 

66 employees

Rennes

Hervé Nicolas
Professor
herve.nicolas@agrocampus-ouest.fr

UMR SAS is the joint research unit soil, agro and hydro systems, spatialization. This is the study of interactions between agriculture and the environment using an integrative and spatialized approach of rural areas.

LOPS

 

125 employees

Brest

Fabrice Ardhuin
Director
ardhuin@ifremer.fr

The objectives of the Spatial and Physical Oceanography Laboratory (Laboratoire d'Océanographie Physique et Spatiale— LOPS) are to document the state of the ocean and its variability to better understand the physical and biogeochemical processes that govern ocean currents, the structuring of pelagic ecosystems and the observed state of the sea surface.

LabSTICC

 

520 employees

Brest

Gilles Coppin
Director
gilles.coppin@imt-atlantique.fr

A multidisciplinary research laboratory in the field of information and science and technology. Researchers work in a single structure. They are organized in 3 scientific poles:

- Microwaves, optoelectronics and materials.

- Communications, architectures, circuit and system.

- Knowledge, information, decision.

IETR

 

250 employees

Rennes

Eric Pottier
Director
eric.pottier@univ-rennes1.fr

The institute of electronics and telecommunications of Rennes is a public umbrella organization bringing together researchers in electronics and telecommunications sectors.

LETG

 

168 employees

Brittany

Françoise Gourmelon
Director 
francoise.gourmelon@univ-brest.fr

The Littoral Environment Remote sensing Geomatics, they study the geography of the environment with is expertise in human geography, physical geography and geomatics.

 

 

Companies (not comprehensive)

 

Name

Creation

Headcount

Location

Contact

Activities

CLS Brest (Offices of CLS Group)

 

2009

30

Brest

Vincent Kerbaol
Director, Brest Site
vkerbaol@cls.fr

CLS Group is company specialized in the operations of satellite systems and the provision of value-added services for environmental monitoring, sustainable management of marine resources, maritime security and offshore energy. The site of Brest operates the main French station of the direct reception and analysis of high resolution satellite radar images. It also provides services in near real time for maritime surveillance (uav and sat data) for monitoring of pollutions, identification of polluters, detection of illegal fishing, detection of icebergs, environmental monitoring, support in offshore oil & gas industry.

OceanDataLab

 

2013

10

Brest

Fabrice Collard
CEO
dr.fab@oceandatalab.com

OceanDataLab is a private research laboratory that was established in 2013 by long time Ocean Remote Sensing and IT experts working in close collaboration with the Space Oceanography Laboratory at IFREMER. Our main objective is to generate added value to scientific work, but also to add visibility and provide efficient tools to enhance scientific productivity when multi-sensor or multi-modal analysis is required.

EXWEXs

 

2012

5

Brest

Christophe Messager
CEO
christophe.messager@exwexs.fr

EXWEXs provides scientific and reliable answers to some industrial and societal issues related to extreme meteorological and climatic events. These issues are mainly associated to industrial plans with high environmental risks during exploration or operational exploitation, over continental or oceanic regions, from the poles to the tropical regions.

In the meantime, the company develops its own scientific solutions, for instance: to determine wind associated to convective system from both satellite observations and dedicated innovative model forecast ; to determine wind gust with a physically based method from model outputs ; to determine precipitation peak from model smoothed precipitation ; to determine polar ice-cover from satellite data at very high resolution and rapid refresh

e-Odyn

 

2015

5

Brest

Yann Guichoux
CEO
yann.guichoux@e-odyn.com

“Global Live Ocean Observing Service”

E-Odyn uses Maritime Big Data (fusing satellite imagery with real time Omni-Situ data on ships) to provide ocean surface currents

Hytech-Imaging

 

2016

<5

Brest

Marc Lennon
CEO
marc.lennon@hytech-imaging.fr

Hytech Imaging uses spectral imaging (specifically hyperspectral) to provide information for land and coastal management. It also provides a Hyperspectral image acquisition service at a global scale.

Terra-Maris

 

2006

<5

Brest

Matthieu Le Tixerant
CEO
matthieu.letixerant@terramaris.fr

Terra Maris provides geomatics, modelling & mapping for Integrated Coastal Zone Management and maritime spatial planning (mapping coastal and maritime regulations, characterization of maritime traffic from data (AIS, sat imageries), characterization of leisure activities characterization of spatio temporal interactions between activities, evaluation of pressures and cumulative impact on environment, mapping evolution of land uses)

Along-Track

 

2014

<5

Brest

Nicolas Bercher
CEO
nbercher@along-track.com

Along Track combines activities of consulting and independent searching project. It’s managing research and internal / external development activities. It is also developing teledetection prototypes in spatial hydrology and sea ice domains.  

Syrlinks

 

2011

60

Rennes

Guy Richard
CEO
contact@syrlinks.com

Syrlinks designs, develops and manufactures radiocommunication and radiofrequency products and systems for 4 business areas: space, defense, security and time-frequency. Syrlinks is a radio-communication manufacturer, for Low Earth Orbit medium-sized small satellites (Mini, Micro, Cube/Nano). Syrlinks provides High Data Rate transmitters, TT&C - ISL transponders, GNSS receivers, OCXO

UnseenLabs

 

2015

5

Rennes

Jonathan Galic
President
jonathan.galic@unseenlabs.fr

UnseenLabs goal is to establish and operate Earth observing satellite cube (cubesatellites) for harvest and commercialize those data. This data is a result of measuring radiofrequency radiation in the ground. This is for civil and military clients, the marine surveillance is their first services.

Kermap

 

2017

<5

Rennes

Antoine Lefebvre
CEO
antoine.lefebvre@kermap.com

Kermap provides services dedicate to landscaping professional using satellite and airborne data. On the basis of multidisciplinary skills and a permanent technological surveillance. Kermap proposes an expertise on climate change adaptation, vegetation monitoring, carbon storage, air pollution and citizen comfort.

 

Clusters and support structures

 

Name

Main Location

Contact

Activities

GIS BreTel

Brest

Nicolas Bellec
Coordinator
nicolas.bellec@imt-atlantique.fr

Brittany Remote Sensing Group (BreTel) aims at federating and promoting space application sector of Brittany. BreTel “Activities” are organized around four areas :

- Research: federate research in Earth observation, initiate collaborative projects, pool resources, etc.

- Innovation: boost the economic activities of space applications supporting and collaborating with companies.

- Training: harmonize the training of BreTel members. Propose initial and continuing training at different levels and for different actors.

- Uses: promote the use of space applications, understand and evaluate the user needs and support users.

Booster MoreSpace

Brest

Philippe Monbet
Head
philippe.monbet@polemer-ba.com

Device for helping companies, their goal is to speed up the using of satellite data and techniques in the maritime sector. Principaly use for the environmental surveillance, maritime security, managing risk, managing resources and in the sector of energy. Morespace is carried by the Pole Mer Bretagne Atlantique (cluster) on the maritime thematic in collaboration with Images & Reseaux (cluster), the GIS Bretel (cluster), the métropole French Tech Brest + and the SATT Ouest Valorisation.

The BOOSTER are a result of an initiative of CNES / COSPACE

Technopole de Brest Iroise

 

Brest

Françoise Duprat
Director
francoise.duprat@tech-brest-iroise.fr

Association that federate companies, further education and research. Their field is more concerned on the science and marine technologies, the science and technologies of information of communication and the life science. Their goal is to help innovators and empower the expansion of the territory Brest métropole.

 

Note:

 

The ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Nord France opened in 2018 is managed by Ouest BIC Technopole (association of western technopoles). It takes place in 6 Northern France regions.

This structure proposes to support incubation of startups for which activities are linked with space-related technology, expertise and/or application. The companies hosted must not be older than five years and have access to:

  • cash-incentive for prototype and Intellectual Property Rights development (50000€)

  • loan scheme for business development (up to 50000€)

  • personalized assistance and professional business guidance

  • training from GIS BreTel members and other partners

  • technical and scientific support from CNES, GIS BreTel members, Ifremer, Meteo France, Ariane Group.

  • R&T platforms and infrastructures

  • support in networking and search for appropriate partners to consolidate the company

  • venture capital investors.  

 

Infrastructures (not comprehensive)

 

Name

Main Owner

Location

Contact

Short description

VIGISAT

CLS

Brest

Vincent Kerbaol
Director, Brest site
vkerbaol@cls.fr

Vigisat, the first worldwide collaborative station of the Sentinel-1 satellite, is the main French station for the direct reception and analysis of high resolution satellite radar images. It is a reference for maritime surveillance and provides satellite services in near real time: monitoring of pollutions et identification of polluters, Detection of illegal fishing, Knowledge of the maritime situation, Detection of icebergs, environmental monitoring, Support in offshore oil & gas industry.

DATARMOR

Ifremer

Brest

Tina Odaka
Technical Manager
pcim@ifremer.fr

Datarmor is a computing equipment, a supercalculator that is treating marine data such as HPC calculating, memory requiring treatments, data searching, stocking, heavy application hosting, ...

CERSAT

 

Ifremer

Brest

Bertrand Chapron
Head of CERSAT
Bertrand.Chapron@ifremer.fr

The CERSAT (Centre ERS d'Archivage et de Traitement) / Laboratory of Oceanography From Space is part of IFREMER (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea). It was created in 1991 as a node of the ESA (European Space Agency) ground segment for the ERS-1 and ERS-2 Earth observation satellites, performing off-line processing of the ERS-1 and ERS-2 "low-bit rate" sensors. CERSAT has then evolved towards a multi-mission data centre for archiving, processing and validating data from spaceborne sensors (such as altimeters, scatterometers, radiometers, SAR ...) with a focus on sea surface parameters and air-sa interactions.

CMS Lannion

 

MeteoFrance

Lannion

Sylvain Le Moal
Head of production & R&D
sylvain.lemoal@meteo.fr

Content Management System, the CMS have multiple missions:

  • Acquired, treating, archive satellite data and broadcast in real-time the product requested.

  • Design, develop, set up algorithm and satellite treatment software for Météo France

  • Set up and maintaining in operational condition the production system, materials and softwares necessary for operation.

Technical Plateform PIMA
(Airborne Multimodal Engineering Platform)

IETR

Rennes

Eric Pottier
IETR Director
eric.pottier@univ-rennes1.fr

Airborne Multimodal Engineering Platform, the project is to develop an airborne platform capable of accommodating sensors covering the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

 

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