Géosciences Environnement Toulouse

La Terre est notre laboratoire

Géosciences Environment Toulouse (GET) is a multidisciplinary research laboratory in Earth and Environmental Sciences attached to the Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées (OSU OMP). The unit is a component of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), the Toulouse University (UT3), and the CNES. The lab currently brings together around 230 tenured researchers, professors and assistant professors, engineers, technicians, and administrative staff, in addition to more than 70 Ph.D. students and researchers on fixed-term contracts.
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Our scientific themes

We are carrying out multidisciplinary research to understand the inner Earth, its continental surfaces and interfaces, and its environment. Our scientific goals aim to improve knowledge on (i) the Earth Evolution and Dynamics, (ii) space-based and in situ Earth Observation, (iii) the Critical Zone and fluid-rock-living Interactions, and (iv) Georesources and contaminants-environment-health Interactions.

Our technical departments

GET has 25 analytical and instrumental services and platforms grouped into 3 technical departments (Geochemistry and Experimentation, Geophysics and Positioning, Petrology and Mineralogy) and 2 transversal services.

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Scientific dissemination

New version of the Mercury comic book!

In 2021, Laure Laffont and Anne-Marie Cousin presented the first panels of their comic strip on mercury. In 2023, they are bringing you an improved and finalised version, which you […]

Scientific result

The nature and evolution of West Africa’s surface deciphered by laterites

An unprecedented cartographic synthesis on the scale of North-West Africa reveals the diversity and history of the laterites that form the film of ‘red earth’ covering tropical landscapes. The surface […]


Opened registration for Forsterite 2023

Training theme: advances in geochronology – a state of the art Project leader: Michel GrégoireSession leaders: Stéphanie Duchêne, Oscar Laurent, Mathieu Leisen and Mathieu Benoit Objectives This training aims to […]


The HyBAm observation service is deploying innovative measurement protocols and instruments in Bolivia

The HyBAm observatory, supported by IRD, CNRS, UPS and 17 partner institutions in South America and Africa, aims to understand the impact of global changes on large tropical basins, in […]

Scientific result

Within a reef – When a cave shows the internal structure of an old reef

Since 2021, as part of a Franco-German cooperation between the University of Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier and the Ruhr-Universität of Bochum, doctoral students from the Geosciences Environment laboratories of […]

Scientific result

An AI to locate traces of life on rocks on Earth and on Mars

Improved knowledge about the conditions under which life arose about 3.8 billion years ago and the recognition of the remarkable resilience of extremophilic microorganisms have sparked new interest in the […]