Who are we
"Oceanic Domains" is a joint research laboratory in Marine Geosciences from Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the University of Brest (UBO). Our facilities are located in the Technopole of Plouzané, in the outskirts of Brest.
Our laboratory is one of the 7 laboratories of the European Institute for Marine Sciences (IUEM), whose research activity focuses on the Sea. IUEM is an Observatory in Earth and Space Sciences (OSU) from the University of Brest and from the National Institute for Earth and Space Sciences (INSU) of CNRS.
Our research activity focuses on the genesis and evolution of the oceanic domains.
Our pluridisciplinary approach includes structural geology, geophysics, petrology, isotopic geochemistry , sedimentology and paleontology.
Our fields of investigation include continental rifts and mid-oceanic ridges , continental platforms and deep basins, hotspots and volcanic islands, and passvie and active margins.
Our laboratory gathers about 80 people, of which 35 research scientists and faculties, 19 engineers, technicians and administrative staff, and about 20 PhD students, post-docs and visitors.
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