Address: BP1013 Papetoai, 98729 Moorea
Country: French Polynesia
City: Moorea

Background and Experience

The CRIOBE is a field station for French as well as international researchers. Located in Moorea, French Polynesia, the CRIOBE is connected with the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE) and is part of the CNRS French marine stations national network. The CRIOBE’s scientific activities are focused on applied and fundamental research, education and training (Thesis and master’s degree student’s internships) and information (press articles, awareness rising, science fair). Research is mostly focused on the Polynesian coralline ecosystem but may also concern ground insular topics related to the previous. CRIOBE missions are three-fold: – A mission of observatory of reef ecosystems in South Pacific, – A mission of facilities supply and promotion of scientific research on terrestrial and marine ecosystems, and on insular societies of South Pacific, – A mission of communication and popularization of coral reef science, of expertise on environmental issues and of teaching and training. CRIOBE will take an active part in the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programme: “European MSc in Marine Environment and Resources”. CRIOBE agrees with the content of the application as submitted and agrees to collaborate with the other partners named in the application. CRIOBE will be providing promotion and awareness raising of the consortium/partnership activities, identification of applicants for scholarships, quality assurance aspects, teaching, supervising research, research of professional placement purposes and dissemination of results.