The Institut de physique du globe de Paris is a major institution for higher education and research, piloted by an executive board, a scientific council and a pedagogical council. Component institute of the new Université de Paris, it is also a member of the Alliance Sorbonne-Paris-Cité (ASPC) with the Sorbonne Paris Nord and Sorbonne Nouvelle universities, as well as the EHESP, Sciences Po, the Inalco and the FMSH. It is the guardian of the UMR 7154, which brings together all research activities, with the CNRS, the Université de Paris, the Université de la Réunion and the IGN as co-guardians. The IPGP is also the guardian of UMS 3454, which brings together all observation activities, with the CNRS as a co-guardian. In addition, the IPGP is a CNES space laboratory.
It brings together more than 500 people: researchers recruited from all over the world, engineers, technicians, administrative staff, postdoctoral fellows and PhD students from all countries who share the same passion for Earth, planet and environmental sciences. The IPGP has numerous cooperation agreements with prestigious foreign institutions, making it possible to have ongoing scientific exchanges all across the world.
A world-renowned geosciences organisation, the IPGP studies the Earth and the planets from their core to their outermost fluid envelopes through observation, experimentation and modelling. Particular focus is placed on long-term observations, which are essential in the study of natural systems. The IPGP is in charge of certified observation services in volcanology, seismology, magnetism, gravimetry and erosion through its permanent observatories in Guadeloupe, Martinique and Reunion Island and in Chambon-la-Forêt in mainland France. The IPGP also equips and maintains, in partnership with the EOST, two global geophysics networks that monitor variation in the magnetic field (INTERMAGNET network) and seismic activity (GEOSCOPE network) around the globe.
The IPGP hosts powerful computational resources and next-generation experimental and analytical facilities with top-tier technical support. Its flexible structure facilitates interactions between the 16 research teams working together on the Institute's four main focusses: Earth and planetary interiors, Natural hazards, Earth system science and Origins.
The IPGP is responsible for several undergraduate, master's and PhD degrees in close collaboration with the Université Paris Diderot and from now with the Université de Paris.