Structuring the french community

The MARMOR project brings together 11 national partner institutions and 11 supporting institutions.

By bringing along significant developments for the monitoring of solid earth processes in the oceans, the project will structure emerging communities of researchers in this area, while strengthening the links between the on land and marine geophysical communities.

Rather than building a new infrastructure, the project has, in essence, vocation to enhance the capabilities of the related research infrastructures. Namely: three national infrastructures (Epos-France (ex Résif), EMSO, ILICO) and the Mayotte volcanological and seismological network (REVOSIMA).

Related Research Infrastructures & Networks
  • The mobile Equipment for submarine geodesy and seismology (Activities 1 to 3) will be integrated into the Epos-France (ex Résif) Research Infrastructure. The umbrella of EPOS (European Plate Observing System) will ensure data standardization and systems inter-operability at the international level.
  • The Mayotte cabled observatory will be proposed as one of the "Regional Facilities" of EMSO-FR (French component of EMSO) and managed in a close coordination with REVOSIMA. It will strengthen the unique collaboration between several institutions involved in the initiative coordinated by REVOSIMA to monitor the seismo-volcanic crisis (BRGM, IPG Paris, IPG Strasbourg, IGN, OSU OPG Clermont-Ferrand, Ifremer, CUFR Mayotte, SHOM, La Réunion University, GET-OMP Toulouse, La Rochelle University, IsTerre).
  • Innovative approaches for submarine monitoring developed within MARMOR will benefit to other French seismological and volcanological observatories (OSV) in La Réunion, Guadeloupe and Martinique.
  • In coherence with the objectives of ILICO, the project aims at enabling spatially continuous observations across the shore line (a crucial issue for studying: off-shore sources of hazards; coastline dynamics; seal-level evolution via nearshore data collection; etc). For instance, the project will extend at sea the French national geodetic network Résif-Rénag (REseau NAtional GNSS permanent), particularly in the Ligurian Sea near the EMSO-LIGURE measurement site of Observatory Service Dyfamed (Dynamics of Atmospheric Fluxes in the MEDiterranean sea) where methodological tests will be performed to improve GNSS/A measurements.