A new partner joined the IMBRSea consortium on 15 April 2017. The University of Western Britany (UBO) joins the consortium and will offer the first semester of fundamental courses from September 2017 onwards. UBO will via IUEM also be active in the programme for thesis research opportunities or professional practice opportunities and will join in teaching the IMBRSea summer schools. Prof. Olivier Gauthier will be the institutional contact person and will be a member of the IMBRSea programme board. UBO is located in Brest and has a wide range of facilities at the sea that will support the courses, the practicals and field work.