WASAA is based on the association of 6 higher education institutions of Western France:
- ENIB ,
- ENSTA Bretagne,
- French Naval Academy,
- IMT Atlantique,
- UBO (University of Western Brittany)
- UBS (University of South Brittany)
These institutions are both synergetic and complementary in their study programs and research activities, especially in the fields of ocean engineering and defense.