UMR in brief

Geo-Ocean is a Joint Research Unit under the aegis of the: CNRS, the University Bretagne Occidentale (UBO), Ifremer, and the University Bretagne Sud (UBS).

Partner institutions include the SHOM and France Energies Marines (FEM).

Geo-Océan  is part of European Institute for Marine Studies  (IUEM), and a member of the UBO benefiting from the status of Earth Sciences Observatory (OSU) attached to the  National Institute of Universal Sciences (INSU).

Geo-Ocean is six research groups...

  • Marine Hazards (ALMA)
  • Analyses, Remote sensing, Instrumentation, Sampling, Observation & Data (ANTIPOD)
  • Sedimentary Archives, Transfers, Paleo-Environment (ASTRE)
  • Bio-Chemical Cycles and Resources (CYBER)
  • Geodynamics, Deep-surface Interactions (GIPS)
  • Observation and Dynamics of Nearshore and Coastal Systemss (ODYSC)

..... all inter-related through their scientific projects and activities

Geo-Ocean participates actively in public-authority missions and services shared with IUEM and is particularly involved in tasks of observation:

  • Marine aggregates, Deep-sea mineral resources, Extension of the continental shelf.
  • The National Observation Service Dynalit, Indian Ocean sites equipped with hydroacoustic instruments, and the MoMAR project.

Geo-Ocean is the driving force behind the operation and development of its technical and analytical platforms

Geo-Ocean organises and conducts international conferences. Proceedings are available on line.

Geo-Ocean has created three start-ups through its research activities and technological, instrumental and methodological developments.