The Geoazur Laboratory

Is a multidisciplinary joint research unit comprising geophysicists, geologists, and astronomers working on crucial scientific issues such as: telluric hazards – seismic, gravitational and tsunamigenic events – and related risks; lithosphere dynamics and Earth imaging; geodesy and metrology of the Earth and the nearby universe…

Born from the unit of four Geoscience research laboratories in 1996, Geoazur now includes more than one hundred permanent staff* who are hosted by two local institutions: Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) and Observatoire Côte d’Azur (OCA); and two national institutions: the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the French Research Institute for Development (IRD).

Due to the multi-agency environment, Geoazur actions cover simultaneously:

  • basic and applied research,
  • permanent observation within the framework of national services
  • instrument development,
  • international scientific cooperation, including supporting developing countries for research and training
  • education and training programs for students,
  • knowledge dissemination.

*Non-permanent staff count is between 70 to 110 people each year (not including trainees): postdoctoral and doctoral fellows, engineers and technicians, invited scholars.