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Organization of the lab

Géosciences Montpellier is a multidisciplinary research unit, drawing on a wide range of professions and expertise to develop new knowledge on geodynamics, the environment and georesources. Its activity, based on the field, laboratory analysis and experimentation and modeling, is broken down into 6 thematic axes:

- Deformation (Roger Soliva, Stéphane Dominguez): deformation process and effects of deformation on earth dynamics, at all temporal and spatial scales,

- Transfers and couplings (Delphine Bosch, Rodolphe Cattin): checks of the physical and chemical couplings between the different envelopes of the Earth on its structure, its composition and its evolution,

- Primitive Earth (Pascal Philippot): relations between the evolution of the dynamics of the Earth, in particular the initiation of plate tectonics, and its habitability,

- Hazards (Matthieu Ferry, Stéphanie Gautier-Raux): processes and systems that generate geological hazards: earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, surface instabilities, coastal erosion and flooding,

- Hydrosystems (Cédric Champollion, Delphine Roubinet): role of water in the dynamics and processes of surface and subsurface hydrosystems,

- Resources (Bénédicte Cenki, Manuel Muñoz): Mineral, fluid and energy resources, for reasoned use in the context of energy transition and the fight against global warming.

From an administrative point of view and for the management of resources,
Geosciences Montpellier is organized around six research teams:

- Geology & Geophysics of the Critical Zone
- Lithospere Dynamics
- Mantle Processes
- Reservoir Geology and Resources
- Geophysical & Satellite Imagery
- Transfers in Porous Media

Meanwhile, seven major inter-team projects allow associate complementary approaches and expertise:

- North Africa
- Antilles
- Oceanic Hydrothermalism
- Taiwan
- Tanzania
- Yukon

In addition to structuring thematic research teams, instrumental and analytical resources of Geosciences Montpellier are grouped in four technical platforms

- Geochemistry Platform
- Geophysics Platform
- [Numerical Computing Platform
- PetrophysicsPlatform

Themselves backed by common platforms Services :

- Microscopy
- Lithopreparation
- Technological Hall
- Cell Project

Administrative and General Services provide support activities as well as research support activities such as Communication and Documentation.