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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Zone-art: the first art-science collaboration in the Zones Ateliers network

“The academic article is not the only format for writing theory. You can theorise with a camera, a paintbrush, a score, etc. (…) a theory cannot be reduced to a […]

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Atmospheric mercury: a decade of observations on Amsterdam Island

The recent publication of a data paper by a research team including scientists from CNRS Terre & Univers highlights a unique series of measurements of atmospheric mercury on Amsterdam Island, […]

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Mineralogical study reveals secrets of oceanic transform faults

A Franco-Italian team, including the Toulouse Geosciences Environment Laboratory (GET, CNES/CNRS/IRD/UT3), has studied the geological and mineralogical processes that occur at the boundaries of tectonic plates. Their results, which shed […]

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When the African-South American separation modified continental erosion

Land masses outside mountain ranges account for more than 60% of the world’s landmass. Despite their low relief and erosion, they make a significant contribution to the flow of sediments […]

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What ontological plurality does to scientists scientific result?

Discover the new article in which Laure Laffont participated in L’université face au désastre écologique, Ecologie & Politique, N°67. This article illustrates the various ways in which researchers have appropriated […]

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Volcanic eruption: a new chronometer based on the diffusion of titanium in quartz

The process by which volcanic eruptions are triggered is still unpredictable. In order to assess the residence time of the magma in the chamber until the eruption, the international team, […]