Geosciences Montpellier (GM) is a joint research unit depending as a main title on Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) https://www.cnrs.fr/en and on Université de Montpellier (UM) https://www.umontpellier.fr. It also depends on se secondary basis on Université des Antilles (UA) http://www.univ-ag.fr.

The unit is attached to the Observatory of Sciences of the Universe Observatoire de Recherche Méditerranéen de l’Environnement  (OSU OREME) https://oreme.org, and it is a member of the UNESCO International Center ICIREWARD  https://en.unesco-montpellier.fr.

The Laboratory relies on a wide range of professions and expertise to develop new and multidisciplinary knowledge on Geodynamics, Environment and Georesources.

Its activity is divided into 6 thematic axes:

  • Deformation: deformation process and effects of deformation on Earth dynamics, at all temporal and spatial scales;
  • Transfers and Couplings: controls of the physical and chemical couplings between the different envelopes of the Earth on its structure, its composition and its evolution;
  • Early Earth: relationships between the evolution of the Earth’s dynamics, in particular the initiation of plate tectonics, and its habitability;
  • Hazards: processes and systems that generate geological hazards: earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, surface instability, coastal erosion and flooding;
  • Hydrosystems: role of water in the dynamics and processes of surface and subsurface hydrosystems;
  • Resources: Mineral, fluid and energy resources, for rational use in the context of energy transition and the fight against global warming.