Within its higher education and research development department, Brittany has established a regional framework supporting research and higher education. It is within this context that the department facilitates the strengthening of the attractiveness and of the quality of the higher education training offer. It accompanies the development of research in Brittany by supporting the renewal of scientific skills. The department also contributes to strategic investment operations (real estate, equipment, etc.) and promotes the structuring of research and higher education in Brittany in order to reconcile sustainable spatial planning with national and international visibility.
It is within this framework that the Brittany Region is a scientific partner of the missions of the Tara Ocean Foundation. For the Tara Pacific expedition, the region helped financing some of Tara’s scientific equipment with a donation of 280,000 €.