Sea Tech Week and ICOE at Brest

From the last 13 to 17 October the Sea Tech Week gathered together in Brest more than a thousand conference participants, scientists and industrialists and world specialists in marine science and technology. This 6th edition focused on renewable marine energies, maritime security, operational oceanography, marine observations, marine technologies and biotechnologies as well as maritime law, management and economics.ICOE 2008, the second international conference on Renewable Marine Energies, was held in parallel. Organized by EDF and Ifremer and placed under the high auspices of Jean-Louis Borloo, French Minister for Ecology and Sustainable Planning and Development, ICOE met with a great success: 460 participants came from 26 different countries to follow the 150 different presentations held during this three-day event.A number of PACA Marine Cluster members came for these two Brest events.