Research at the Oceanological Observatory of Banyuls-sur-Mer is original in being highly multidisciplinary. It goes from the study of cellular mechanisms to the study of ecosystems as a whole, including the study of the development and evolution of different marine organisms.

Research units

Research activities at the OOB are carried out within 4 research units Sorbonne University / CNRS.

Federating themes

The scientific fields of the 4 OOB research units are combined within 3 federating themes, through original approaches that merge our different areas.

The study of biological interactions is a dynamic research field that is performed at different levels: molecular, organismal and ecosystemic.

Biotic Marine Interactions

This federating theme aims to characterize environmental rhythmic fluctuations in the marine environment and decipher how organisms perceive them, inducing the synchronization of their biological activities.

Rhythms and cycles in Mediterranean marine environments


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The BioPIC platform (Biology Platform of Imaging and flow Cytometry) aims to offer high-tech state-of-the-art tools for the study and observation of aquatic ecosystems and their organisms on the very shores of the western Mediterranean.
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The Bio2Mar platform (Biodiversity and Marine Biotechnologies) offers to public and private sector researchers expertise and state-of-the-art technology in research on marine biodiversity and blue biotechnologies with a strategic position on the Mediterranean coast.
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The REMIMED platform gives academic and private users access to a high-frequency instrumented marine network through means at sea (vessels, crew, diving service, oceanographic instrumentation, ROV...), automated oceanographic buoys and a submarine cable network.
Observatoire Océanologique
de Banyuls-sur-Mer
1 avenue Pierre Fabre
66650 Banyuls-sur-Mer
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