Three projects labelled "Excellence Equipment"

The EOST is partner of three projects labelled "Excellence Equipment" launched in 2012.
Equipex is cutting edge scientific equipment to enable French research to be internationally competitive. Most research activities are now organized around these facilities. It may be modelling the sciences for which increasingly powerful computing means are required for certain equipment or databases for social sciences, physics, life sciences.


French seismological and geodetic network: the basic equipment Logo RESIF

Contact :  Jérôme Vergne

RESIF is a national equipment for the observation and understanding of the solid Earth. It is an ambitious instrument aimed at acquiring new top-quality data for disciplines like seismology, geodesy and gravimetry to advance the understanding of the dynamics of our planet.
Distributed over the whole of France, RESIF makes it possible to measure ground deformation on timescales from a fraction of a second to a decade. RESIF is a state-of-the-art research tool which helps to better characterise natural hazard and manage natural resources.
RESIF contributes to the European and Worldwide systems of instruments which can be used to image Earth’s interior in its totality and to study numerous natural phenomena.

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RESIF Web site


Logo Projet Critex National Park of innovative equipment for the spatial and temporal study of the Critical Watershed Area

Contacts : Jean-Philippe Malet (IPGS) et Marie-Claire Pierret (LHyGeS)

The CRITEX project aims to characterize the hydrological and geochemical functioning of watersheds developed in various contexts. The EOST is particularly involved in the water flow measurements using different methods (optical fibre, audio-magneto-telluric and hydro-gravimetry).

The project is supported by the CNRS and includes 21 laboratories belonging to four national research organisations and over twenty universities.

Critex Project Web Page

[Translate to English:] MIGA

Gravitational antenna based on atomic interferometry

Contact : Yves Rogister

MIGA is an interferometer for observing the gravitational field of the Earth. It consists of building a new infrastructure for studying the deformation of space-time and gravitation. Using a new approach for measuring these constraints based on quantum mechanics and cold atoms, this infrastructure will enable us to better understand changes in the Earth's gravitational field.

Read more about Miga project

Project web site