New Aix Marseille University and New Research Institute: Institut Pytheas

The three universities in Marseille are currently merging to form the new Aix Marseille University. I am working with the directors of a number of research laboratories to help set up a new research institute, that will be called the Institut Pytheas. It will group researchers in the “observational sciences including Oceanology Center of Marseille (COM), the new Institute of the Mediterranean for Biodiversity and Ecology, the environmental sciences lab (CEREGE) and Laboratoire d”Astrophysique de Marseille (where I was director for 8 years); we will also integrate as an observing site the Observatoire de Haute Provence.

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