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Research teams/ Univ. Nantes

Presentation of the teams

The detailed presentations of the tea ms and their roles in COSELMAR can be downloaded (in French) through the links below.



The Laboratory of Management and Economy comprises of economists and managers from the Université de Nantes and the Ecole de Mines. Its research activities revolve around 3 main axes: Enterprise-Work-Society, Finance-Environment-Sea and Organisation-Information-Performance. The laboratory is affiliated to three Federations for Research including two CNRS federations (IUML & TEPP). It hosts a Chair of Excellence in Finance-Banking, an Observatory for the continuity of family companies, an Observatory for the socio-economics of fisheries and of marine cultures activities and a valorisation unit “Mer” among Capacités SAS, a branch of Université de Nantes.  

More information: http://www.lemna.univ-nantes.fr/




The Research Institute in Civil and Mechanical Engineering is established both at the Ecole Centrale de Nantes and the Université de Nantes. Its building sites are located at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology in Nantes and at the I.U.T Saint-Nazaire. The institute’s main objective is the study of the interactions which characterise complex and coupled systems in solid mechanics and civil engineering.         

More information: http://gem.ec-nantes.fr/




The laboratory “Mer, Molécules, Santé” aims to improve our knowledge of marine coastal and estuarine areas, in order to contribute to the integrated and sustainable management of near shore ecosystems. Their approach is twofold and consists in i) the study of ecosystems diversity, functioning and perturbation, and ii) the valorisation of marine organisms or molecules for human health or industrial value-added applications.

More information: http://www.mms.univ-nantes.fr/00359458/1/fiche___pagelibre/&RH=MMS_FR1




The UMR 6554 Coast, Environment, Remote Sensing and Geomatics (UMR LETG) associates 5 research groups that are based in the Universities of Bretagne Occidentale, Caen, Nantes, Rennes 2 and Angers. The geographical diversity of the UMR LETG is characteristic and coherent to ground geographical knowledge and practices in the west of France. Each group complements the others to study and reflect upon the whole range of spatial research issues. This research unit, composed in majority of geographers, and depending of sections 31 and 39 of the CNRS, is part of the Institute of Ecology and Environment (INEE) and the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences (INSHS).

More information: https://letg.univ-nantes.fr/en/laboratoire/1/presentation




The Process Engineering for Environment and Food Laboratory was created in 2000. It brings together the Process Engineering teams of the University of Nantes, École des Mines of Nantes and of ONIRIS (Nantes). GEPEA is a Joint Research Unit of the CNRS (UMR CNRS 6144) since January 1, 2002. The objective is to develop the Process Engineering in the fields of Food, of Environment and of Marine Bioresources Valorisation. The UMR treats four research topics: Bioprocesses/separation within the marine environment, Energy Engineering, Environmental engineering & Matrices and food products (MAPS) Processes/Properties/Structure/Sensorial.

More information: http://www.gepea.fr/_language_fr.html




The Centre Nantais de Sociologie is the only laboratory of the Unité de Recherche et de Formation (UFR) of Sociology of the Université de Nantes.  Created in 1998, the laboratory attracts researchers from other institutions like UFR STAPS, Ecole des Mines, Université Catholique d’Angers, Cereq, etc. It hosts 49 researchers and about 40 PhD students.

More information: http://www.cens.univ-nantes.fr/




The Maritime and Oceanic Law Centre (CDMO) of the Law faculty of Nantes has been created by Prof. Emmanuel du Pontavice in 1970. It is one of the nine research centres of the University of Nantes specialised in marine and coastal legal studies. The CDMO developed its activities under the leaderships of Prof. Philippe-Jean Hesse, legal historian, André-Hubert Mesnard, specialist of coastal law and cultural heritage laws, Yves Tassel, specialist of maritime commercial law, and Jean-Pierre Beurier, law of the sea and international environmental law specialist.

The CDMO's scientific project is organised on the basis of four major themes: Living resources, Transport of goods, Maritime safety & Coastal zones and activities.

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The Centre brings together teaching and research staff as well as PhD students from the University of Nantes and the University of La Rochelle. It gathers together researchers in ancient history, medieval history, early-modern history, modern/contemporary history, humanities and languages.

Through a field of study which spans all time periods and a thematic focus on the Atlantic area, their global project for 2012-2016 relies on three main research themes: Atlantic worlds, societies, exchanges and powers – France, Europe and the world : international relations, identities and North-South representations – Exchanges and mediations in ancient and medieval worlds.

More information: http://www.crhia.fr/?&&lang=en



The Centre de Recherche en Education de Nantes was created in 1985 and has been the research team in education for the Université de Nantes, the IUFM of the region Pays de la Loire and the Université du Maine. It has been acknowledged as a host team by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research in 1995 (EA 2661) and holds the A label from the Research Evaluation Agency. It is involved in the Master’s degree in Education and Training Sciences of the Université de Nantes and contributes to the Doctoral School Cognition, Education, Interaction (CEI) .

More information: http://www.cren.univ-nantes.fr/



The Planetology and Geodynamics Laboratory is a mixed research unit depending on the CNRS and the Universities of Nantes and Angers. Its main fields of interests are: Planets’ internal characteristics, planets’ surface, Environment Palaeo-Environment and Bio-indicators. The laboratory is implicated in technical instrumentation, space probes, nanominerals, planet’s internal structures, foraminifera, different scales of observations involving various techniques.     

More information: http://www.sciences.univ-nantes.fr/lpgnantes/index.php?lang=en

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