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Geosciences Montpellier is a joint research unit, depending on the Centre National de Recherche scientifique - CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), the University of Montpellier and the University of the French Antilles.

It belongs to the Earth Sciences Observatory - Mediterranean Research Observatory of the Environment (OSU-OREME).

Geosciences Montpellier combines all means of research and teaching in Earth Sciences in Montpellier. The mission of the laboratory is to develop new knowledge about the Earth’s dynamics and surface manifestations, taking into account the coupling between different envelopes (atmosphere, hydrosphere, crust, mantle). The objective is to improve understanding of geodynamic processes at different scales of time and space, and contribute to research on the prediction of natural hazards and resource management. The lab boasts a wide variety of areas of interest and expertise.

We discuss several aspects of the Earth’s dynamics, such as the structure and deformation of mantle, lithosphere and basins, using the tools of tectonics, geochemistry, geochronology, geophysics and sedimentology.

This know-how from fundamental problems is exploited in several research themes responding to societal expectations, such as :
- Natural hazards (earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, floods, ...) ;
- The environmental and climate change (evolution of the coastline, coastal saline intrusion, ...) ;
- Energy options for the future, whether to extend the carbon reserves or develop new sectors (natural hydrogen, geothermal, ...), the supply of non-energy resources (minerals, including strategic metals, and water) ;
- Storage and containment of waste (end nuclear cycle, CO2, mining waste, ...).