Laboratoire d'Études en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales / Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées


14 Avenue E. Belin
Toulouse 31400




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This scientific evolution now continues at LEGOS in the new domains of earth system science, coastal oceanography, tropical dynamics, marine biogeochemistry, spatial hydrology, and cryospheric dynamics. Research groups investigating these themes pursue a multi-disciplinary approach, using in-situ observations, satellite measurements, modelling and data assimilation. LEGOS engages in these activities as part of the Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées and the University of Toulouse, in close collaboration with locally based businesses such as CLS and NOVELTIS, the national research organisations CNRS and IRD, and European and international programs. LEGOS (UMR 5566) is a "mixed laboratory" comprising personnel from four employing organisations: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), the national research organisations (CNRS), the Institut de Recherche pour la Developpement (IRD) and the University Paul Sabatier (UPS) . It is one of seven laboratories in the "Observatoire Midi Pyrenees" (OMP). LEGOS has about 100 members: 40 researchers, 20 technicians and 30 postgraduate students and postdoctoral and contract staff. LEGOS is also houses the French Navy hydrographic and oceanographic service (CMO-Toulouse). La mission principale de l’OMP est la réalisation d’observations continues et systématiques de la Terre et de l’Univers. Pour ce faire il s’est spécialisé dans le développement et l’utilisation d’instrumentations spatiales, de modélisations numériques et de bases de données spatiales et environnementales.

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Last Updated: 2011-01-20 by Simonetta Secco