The Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris IPGP is one of the top French research and educational institution in geoscience. In particular, the institute is in charge of monitoring natural phenomena in France, especially in volcanic environment. The institute conducts research in all the fields of studies of the solid Earth (geophysics, geochemistry, and quantitative geology) by combining observations on land, at sea and in space, from laboratory analysis to the construction of conceptual, analogical and numerical models. Particular attention is being paid to long-term observations of natural systems. IPGP employs more than 400 people, amongst them about 150 top professors and researchers recruited worldwide, 170 engineers and administrators and more than 100 PhD students from all around the world. Cooperation agreements with a large number of renowned foreign institutions open avenues for research activities and exchange experiences all over the world. IPGP offers several Masters degrees and is responsible for a Doctoral school. The seismology group at IPGP has a unique seismological activity that covers the full knowledge path of data use from instrument conception, data acquisition, statistical data analysis, data- driven physical modelling, through distilling information that can be used for decision making. It has recently developed up to date methods to simulate and monitor gravitational flows and iceberg capsizing as well as potentially generated seismic and tsunami waves. IPGP is an autonomous component of Université de Paris since 2019.

Key Research Facilities

High computing facility of cluster of PC (100 nodes): S-Capad and DANTE (Parallel computing and data processing facility). IPGP data center that archive, validate and give access to all observatory data managed by IPGP. Management of Volcanological and Seismological French laboratories in Guadeloupe (OVSG), Martinique (OVSM) and La Reunion Islands (OVPF) and Seismology Observatory GEOSCOPE.