April 19, 2024

Nathalie Bicais, mayor of La Seyne

“I’m very proud to witness the opening of this constructing right here, within the coronary heart of Europe’s first science port, which is able to home a middle of excellence of worldwide standing.” Nathalie Bicais, Mayor of La Seyne, repeats: “From this coronary heart, revolutionary options for the issues of world warming or injury to biodiversity come up.”

1699867096 687 CNRS MEUST building 1st stone laid – La Seyne sur Mer LaAntoine Petit, CEO of the CNRS

“Elementary analysis on the service of society, however all the time in the long run,” summarizes Antoine Petit, CEO of the CNRS. “Messenger RNA has been used in opposition to Covid greater than 60 years after it was found. The invention of machine studying dates again to the early Nineteen Eighties,” he notes. By its INSU technical division, the CNRS additionally makes use of devices to place its analysis into observe: “Just like the Franco-Italian Concordia station in Antarctica or the Canada-France-Hawaii Observatory, MEUST additionally helps INSU’s universe science program on Origin of the Perseverance rover on the planet Mars,” continues Antoine Petit.

1699867099 934 CNRS MEUST building 1st stone laid – La Seyne sur Mer LaJean-Pierre Giran, President of Métropole TPM

The President of the Métropole TPM, Jean-Pierre Giran, expressed his delight that “on this world of immediacy, primary analysis takes place in the long run, with the help of the financial cloth and native communities”: “La Métropole TPM has administrative and navy capital in Toulon, vacationer capital in Hyères and scientific and industrial capital in La Seyne,” he outlines.

1699867100 660 CNRS MEUST building 1st stone laid – La Seyne sur Mer LaLaetita Quilici, Vice President of the Var Division

For her half, the vice-president of the Var division, representing Jean-Louis Masson, Laetitia Quilici, recalled that “the Var division supported primary analysis, whether or not by means of the renovation of the La Garde campus or at the moment by means of the launch of MEUST.” »

* Nationwide Middle for Scientific Analysis (CNRS) and Mediterranean Eurocenter for Underwater Sciences and Applied sciences (MEUST)

La Seyne, DT INSU nationwide web site

1699867102 93 CNRS MEUST building 1st stone laid – La Seyne sur Mer LaWith websites in Gif-sur-Yvette (Essonne) and Plouzané (Finistère), the longer term Seynois constructing will home a part of the actions of the technical division of the Nationwide Institute of Sciences of the Universe (DT INSU) on over 2,500 m². Its mission: to develop, develop and coordinate analysis of nationwide and worldwide scope within the fields of astronomy, earth, ocean, atmospheric and house sciences. The CPPM (Marseille Middle for Particle Physics) staff will be capable of proceed MEUST analysis there. About twenty sailors unfold throughout the English Channel, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean contribute to this analysis, significantly throughout the Ifremer fleet. Lastly, be aware the collaborations with the schools of Toulon, Aix-Marseille and Good.

Companions and monetary help

Along with the CNRS, the municipality of La Seyne, the Métropole TPM, the Var division and the South Area additionally help and take part within the financing of the CNRS-MEUST constructing.

The funds is round 9.5 million euros and is distributed as follows:

CNRS: 5,467,000 euros

Division of Var: 1,750,000 euros

TPM Metropolis: 1,750,000 euros

South PACA area: 500,000 euros