ENSTA Bretagne : formation et recherche en énergies marines renouvelables
Darren Coleshill

Marine Renewable Energies (MRE)

PRODUCING ELECTRICITY FROM MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGY: WIND POWER, WAVE POWER, CURRENTS...
ENSTA Bretagne : formation et recherche sur les énergies marines renouvelables
Winflo 2010

France has the second largest maritime exclusive economic zone (EEZ), behind the United States. This expanse of 11 million km² harbors an incredible potential for marine renewable energy

Since 2011, ENSTA Bretagne and its partners have been offering a program devoted to marine renewable energies. These challenges are also at the crux of many multidisciplinary research initiatives: structure durability and stability, underwater robotics, hydrography, oceanography, etc.

Program strengths

France's only program entirely devoted to marine renewable energies

This Advanced Master runs over 2 semesters and trains engineers, future project managers or program leaders, in the development of MRE systems and production fields. This program is accredited by the French Conférence des Grandes Ecoles and certified by Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique. It is taught by ENSTA Bretagne, the French Naval Academy, IMT Atlantique as well as UBO (University of Brest).

ENSTA Bretagne is a board member of France Énergies Marines (the national ITE institute – Institut pour la Transition Energétique – based in Brest and devoted to the development of MRE) and is an MRE coordinator for the competitiveness cluster Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique.

  • Advanced Master in Marine Renewable Energies 

Applied research to develop MRE

Research focuses on the durability of these systems at sea in order to reduce their operating costs and on the optimization of their seabed connection.

Other research is also carried out on the composites used in MREs. The use of composites, together with a composite-to-metal bonding technique, boosts the competitiveness of the MRE sector. The challenge lies in integrating the life cycle analysis from the design phase to produce systems able to operate durably at sea, with minimal maintenance and optimized dismantling.

The program
ENSTA Bretagne : Sciences de l'entreprise
Advanced Master in Marine Renewable Energies Expert
  • Learn more about this advanced master : a 1-year program for MSc graduates (or BSc graduates with several years of professional experience) 
  • Admission
General engineering programs

These engineering programs contribute to the development of the MRE sector:  

  • Engineering program, Naval and Offshore Architecture major
  • Engineering program, Oceanography and Hydrography major
PhD program
  • a 3-year program for MSc degree holders
  • Enrollment in ENSTA Bretagne and affiliation with the UBL-MathSTIC doctoral school and the Joint Research Center Lab-STICC, or with the SPI (engineering sciences) doctoral school and IRDL.
Research
ENSTA Bretagne : recherche en mécanique, plate-forme technologique MASMECA
Julien Ogor
Institut de recherche Dupuy de Lôme (IRDL)

The mechanics research teams at ENSTA Bretagne form an integral component of IRDL (UMR 6027): the leading research center in marine mechanical systems based in Brittany. It brings together teams from ENSTA Bretagne, Université Bretagne Sud, ENIB, UBO and CNRS. 

Ocean and Information Technology: Lab-STICC laboratory

Environnement hostile et complexe, la mer représente un territoire encore mal connu.

Elle fait l’objet, à l’ENSTA Bretagne de nombreux travaux de recherche dans le domaine des STIC : mesure et surveillance de l’environnement océanique à l’aide de drones sous-marins, analyse de déplacements des sédiments.

Exemple : Le projet PHYSIC pour « Processus HYdro-Sédimentaires en Interaction avec les Courants extrêmes » est directement lié au secteur des EMR. Il est financé par les investissements d’avenir.

PhD

Voici quelques exemples de thèses réalisées au sein du laboratoire IRDL, campus ENSTA Bretagne, et soutenues au cours de l'année 2017 : 

  • Modélisation de l'écoulement au sein d'un système de récupération de l'énergie de la houle (thèse en partenariat avec GEPS Techno et Ifremer)
  • Caractérisation rapide du comportement d'adhésifs sous vieillissement hybride (Projet ANR Cosisco)
  • Etude de la tuyère composite d'une hydrolienne à axe horizontal (financement Région Bretagne)

contact

Jean-Yves Pradillon
Enseignant-chercheur
Responsable formation Mastère Spécialisé Energies Marines Renouvelables
Responsable de la spécialité archtiecture navale et offshore (alternance)
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