The CEREGE (Centre Européen de Recherche et d'Enseignement des Géosciences de l'Environnement) gathers approximately 130 permanent staff (45 Lecturers, 40 Researchers and 45 Engineers, Technicians or Administrative), 110 non-permanent staff, including 60 Ph-D students. It is a joint research unit including the University of Aix-Marseille (AMU), the CNRS, the IRD (UMR 161), and the Collège de France. The INRA is a partner under contract. The CEREGE is located on two sites, one in Aix-en-Provence and one in Marseille.
It is part of the OSU-Institut Pytheas, the Observatory of the Universe Sciences, and it participates to the research foundation ECCOREV (CNRS-INEE). It is involved in two programs of excellence, an EQUIPEX with the ASTER-CEREGE and EQUIPEX NANO-ID projects, and a LABEX with the OTMed and SERENADE projects.
Through its theoretical, methodological and technological approaches, the CEREGE is a multidisciplinary laboratory covering a large panel of research topics such as :
- planetology and internal Earth
- geodynamic and terrestrial morphodynamic - geoarcheology
- dynamic of climate and climatic cycles
- environmental variability and impact on ecosystems
- system and sedimentary reservoirs
- dynamic of hydrosystems and their tracing
- soils properties and processes
- nanomaterials, wastes and pollutants