MARMOR (Marine Advanced geophysical Research equipment and Mayotte multidisciplinary Observatory for research and Response) is an 8-year project funded by the ANR (National Research Agency).

MARMOR's objectives are:

To structure the French scientific community under the umbrella of Résif-Epos (the french research infrastructure for seismology and geodesy) by providing the mobile equipment required to advance the study of the earth deformation, seismicity, tsunamis, volcanism and the study of several key environmental issues in ocean and coastal areas.

To develop a cabled seafloor observatory, in order to monitor the on-going submarine seismo-volcanic crisis that started in May 2018 offshore of Mayotte and conduct multi-disciplinary research on the related geo-bio physical and chemical processes (see video here).

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