Research at the IUEM

IUEM is a major player in French and European marine science research. Benefiting from a privileged environment that brings together more than half of the national potential in this field, its teams are involved in all the major research issues and work on all the oceans. All disciplines studying the marine environment and the activities that take place there are represented: physics, chemistry, biology, genetics, ecology, biogeochemistry, geophysics, geology, geography, law, economics, etc.

4 research themes

The research axes are defined by each laboratory, but some topics of interest to several laboratories are grouped under the name of “priority axes”. In addition, IUEM has defined with its partners research axes within ISblue.

The ocean, a major actor in the biogeochemical cycles and climate of our planet

Marine ecosystems and biodiversity

Still unexplored oceanic depths

The coast, a complex and fragile interface

5 cross-functional areas

IUEM federates the research units by leading five cross-disciplinary thematic research areas.

Marine biotechnologies

New uses and renewable energy

Polar research

To the south

Historical dynamics