Marseille, Station Marine d'Endoume

Banyuls s/mer, Observatoire Océanologique



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Zone Portuaire de Brégaillon
Boîte Postale 330
83507 La Seyne s/mer   FRANCE
Tel : + 33 04 94 30 48 02
Fax : + 33 04 94 06 55 29
Email :
Web Site :
Director : Dr Didier Sauzade

Type of activities
research only academic, education
policy/planning envir. monitoring

Main sectors of research
marine coastal monitoring, tools for integrated coastal management

Current major projects
coastal monitoring of the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region ;
assessment of chimical contamination, bio-monitoring

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 6 others : 5

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 200 teaching :
others :

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 30 )

Research vessel(s)
less than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 1
more than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 1
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :
less than 12 m length : Zodiac type ;
more than 12 m length : availability of OV/EUROPE

Other major research facilities and equipment
laboratory of microbiology and phytoplankton observation

Ecosystem types available nearby
any Mediterranean ecosystem

Areas of taxonomic expertise

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no

Training courses
yes no

Capacity and brief description of library
subjects covered : aquaculture, shell-fish farming and coastal zone management

Type of research institution
governmental, national governmental, local
international academic
private other:


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