Federative structures

The CORAIL LABEX “Coral reefs in the face of global planetary change” is a Laboratory of Excellence bringing together 9 Institutions and 4 Universities in Metropolitan France and Overseas France. It aims to study coral ecosystems with a view to improving their sustainable management. The objective is to eventually create a French Center of Excellence on Coral Reefs.

The Coral Reef Initiative for the South Pacific (CRISP) comprises some 50 projects in 17 Pacific Island countries. CRISP is engaging in a variety of activities with innovative implementation mechanisms that are producing a wide range of results and field data. CRISP’s aims are to i) develop a vision for the future of the region’s unique coral ecosys- tems and the communities that depend on them, and ii) intro- duce strategies and projects to conserve their biodiversity, while developing the economic and environmental services they provide, both locally and globally. 


Created in 2016, the Littoral and Coastal Research Infrastructure (ILICO) aims to observe and understand coastal and marine environments and ecosystems as a whole. Thus, ILICO brings together a set of observations techniques to collect samples and deploy different measuring instruments by federating 8 observation services, called “elementary networks”, including the SNO CORAIL.

The Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN)​ is an operational network of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) aiming to provide the best available scientific information on the status and trends of coral reef ecosystems for their conservation and management. The GCRMN is a global network of scientists, managers and organizations that monitor the condition of coral reefs throughout the world, operating through 10 regional nodes.

Serge Planes represents CRIOBE there through the SNO CORAIL.

The Moorea’s SEE (Experimental Ecology Station) provides a set of operational platforms allowing in vivo and in situ experimentation on corals and the coral reefs in general. These platforms enable the manipulation of variables linked to environmental change to understand the processes of persistence of populations and biological stands and better understand the mechanisms of resistance and resilience to stressors.

The SEE is integrated within the CRIOBE’s platforms and can rely on the facilities of the Moorea research station, which include accommodations for 30 people, a scuba diving service, land vehicles, boats, and reception offices with internet and laboratory facilities equipped with basic equipment.

Annaïg Le Guen, director of CRIOBE, leads the RéNSEE in French Polynesia.

UPVD’s Federation of Energy and Environment Research aims to develop a scientific dynamic in-laboratory under the banner of interdisciplinarity at the interface between the fields of energy and the environment. The main themes include dynamics studies, health of ecosystems and biodiversity in the face of global changes, and the implementation of innovative processes to preserve them and ensure the sustainable development of our societies.

Benoît PujolCNRS-CRIOBE research director, co-directs FREE.

Metabolism analysis has grown considerably since the emergence of global approaches to characterize metabolic behavior at the scale of a cell, tissue or entire organism. Since 2005, the RFMF represents a key observatory for the structuring and evolution of this discipline in France and within the French-speaking community.

Cédric BertrandUPVD-CRIOBE professor, is a member of the Board of Directors of the RFMF.

The RocMe network promotes exchanges on the methodologies and techniques used in metabolomics, optimizes the services and means available in the territory in different scientific domains, attracts new actors and partners, and offers expertise to regional companies.

The Bio2Mar platform is part of the ROcMe network.

Recherche enseignement supérieur innovation pour la Polynésie

The Resipol (Recherche enseignement supérieur innovation pour la Polynésie) consortium is set up within a national framework aimed at establishing a coordinated territorial organization around a shared project defined by mutual agreement by state and country institutions and partners of the University of Berkeley, in order to support the development of French Polynesia through knowledge, training and innovation.

Annaïg Le Guen,  director of CRIOBE, and Eric Cluadirector of studies, respectively represent the CNRS and EPHE-PSL in this consortium.

Biodiversité Occitanie

BiodivOc was launched by the Occitanie Region to support research in the Occitanie region of France, from local to international, according to a global approach, all species and ecosystems combined, combining observation, experimentation, theory and data analysis. Its ambition: to strengthen interdisciplinarity and links with actors in biodiversity management (including the private and associative sectors).

Benoît PujolCNRS-CRIOBE research director, co-directs this key challenge.


The CRIOBE laboratory works at the local, national, and international levels and collaborates with various institutions or scientific organizations as part of its research and research training activities.

France mainland

French overseas departments and territories


Northern America