One center, three locations
CRIOBE members work on three geographical locations. Two are located in mainland France and one in French Polynesia.
Perpignan - UPVD
66860 Perpignan CEDEX France
Moorea - Polynésie française
98729 Papetoai, Moorea, Polynésie française
Paris - Maison de l'Océan
75005 Paris France
Located in the department of Pyrénées Orientales on the campus of the University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), CRIOBE manages its own infrastructure with some 1500m² of offices and laboratories spread over 4 buildings.
CRIOBE also has facilities in the UPVD animal facility where the unit’s aquariums are located. The collaboration with the nearby Banyuls and Canet aquariums, combined with this animal facility, offers three experimental aquariological structures for CRIOBE researchers and partners.
The CRIOBE research station was established in Moorea in 1971 by marine biologist Bernard Salvat, a Professor at the École Pratique des Hautes Études. Initially an operational platform for field work, it has transformed over the years into a standalone research station and laboratory labeled by the CNRS as an Experimental Ecology Station (SEE) in 2016 within the RéNSEE National Network.
The House of the Oceans is an environmental hub bringing together major players in ocean protection, including the Oceanographic Institute, CRIOBE and LabEx CORAIL, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Foundation for Research on Biodiversity, the Ocean-Climate Platform, the Mediterranean Science Commission, Pew Trusts, etc. It regularly hosts international conferences on key issues surrounding sustainable ocean management and related environmental topics. Two offices have been made available to CRIOBE.