Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO) / UMR Amure

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The Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO) is the western most university in France. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, UBO is a cutting edge, dynamic educational community. Research in economics is focused in the study of the economic and legal dimensions of public policies related to maritime activities and marine and coastal areas through UMR AMURE, established in January 2008 as a joint research unit with the Marine Economics Department of Ifremer. The research unit is a member of the OSU-IUEM (Observatoire des Sciences de l’Univers – Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer). Bringing together a group of more than 35 researchers in economics and law, the research unit constitutes a substantial centre for research, training and advanced studies on the challenges of sustainable development for maritime activities and marine and coastal areas, and the associated public policies and their impacts on the dynamics of ecosystem uses. 

Role of UBO / UMR Amure in SOCIOEC

UMR Amure will be involved in the Western waters case study, working jointly with Ifremer. Economists from both institutions belong to the same research unit (www.umr-amure.fr)

Description of Personnel involved in the project

Pascal Le Floc’h is an assistant professor working at Université de Bretagne occidentale and a permanent member of the joint research unit AMURE. He has experience in applying analysis to the management of fisheries and economic performance of fleets. He is the coordinator of the Regional observatory of fisheries in Brittany for the research group and is currently involved in European research projects on economic indicators in fisheries.

Myriam Nourry is an Assistant Professor in Economics and she has a PhD in natural resources economics, applied to environmental economics. She has been recruited at UBO in 2010 and is specialised in econometrics applied to sustainable development.

Bertrand Le Gallic is an Assistant Professor in Economics and he has a PhD in natural resources economics, applied to fisheries management. From 2002 to 2005, he was Administrator at the organisation for economic co-operation and development (OECD -  Directorate for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries), where he was responsible for the key study on Rights Based Management. He participated in several EU projects dedicated to the study of fisheries management, with a particular interest to the policy objectives.

flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 / 2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 289192. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.