The Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer offers undergraduate and graduate courses from Sorbonne Université, in the fields of oceanography and marine biology.

The marine station represents a privileged environment on the Mediterranean coast. It proposes European and international training in marine sciences, as well as courses from different French and European partner universities.

Courses are listed in each rubric.

When registering you will need to provide the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae and motivation letter
  • Copy of ID showing name, first name, date and city of birth
  • Copy of all diplomas
  • Copy of your student ID
  • Certificate of the "Defense and Citizenship Day" if you are of French nationality
  • Certificate of civil responsibility (you can email us for more details)
  • Ecology and Biology of Marine Organisms (ECOBIOM, L2SV465)
  • Diversity of Marine Interactions (DIMAR, LU2SV365)
  • Microorganisms reactions to global changes: ecological health and societal consequences (CHANGE, LU2SV663)
  • Marine stations and the emergence of marine models (STAMARI, LU2SV663)

The OOB is also coordinating the B.Sc. program in marine sciences Dal@SU, in partnership with Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.


The OOB offers courses in 4 Masters of Sorbonne Université. Some of these M.Sc. are partners of European and international programs.

The OOB hosts in its research teams doctoral students from various universities (mainly Sorbonne Université) and doctoral schools. They are an essential component of our research activities.

Marine stations are renewed to offer training in various aspects of marine biology during the Summer period. These trainings are part of undergraduate and graduate SU programs, and are generally easily accessible to students not from Sorbonne Université as isolated courses.

Marine stations provide an ideal setting for hosting international educational programs, through their accommodation facilities, access to original ecosystems and the diversity of research activities carried out there. The OOB is partner of several international Bachelor and Master programs.

The Summer school Mediterranean Ecology (ECOMED) is offered to lifelong learning students.


The OOB leads several programs to create innovative teaching modules, proposed on the online platform e-marin'lab.

Observatoire Océanologique
de Banyuls-sur-Mer
1 avenue Pierre Fabre
66650 Banyuls-sur-Mer
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