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The Institut de physique du globe de Paris is governed by different bodies, in keeping with its status as a major institution for higher education and research:


  • The Board of Directors, whose members are elected for a period of 3 years, responsible for the general policy and strategy of the institution and votes the budget.


  • The Scientific Council, whose members are elected for a period of 3 years, directs the research policy.


  • The Pedagogical Council, whose members are elected for a period of 3 years, directs the teaching policy.


  • The Joint Committee which is consulted on the individual decisions concerning staff members ITA.


  • The Health and Safety Commission whose purpose is to contribute to the protection of the physical and mental health and safety of staff in their work.


  • The Technical Committee responsible for examining questions relating to the organisation and operation of the services.


Created by the N°90-269 decree of March 21st, 1990, Institut de physique du globe de Paris (IPGP) is a great establishment of the Ministry for Higher education and Research, subjected to the provisions of the law n° 84-52 of the 1/26/1984.

The IPGP is in charge of certified departments of observation in volcanology, seismology, magnetism, gravimetry and erosion and it maintains observatories permanent in Guadeloupe, Martinique, on the island of Réunion and in Chambon-la-Forêt. The administration, laboratories and technical services of the IPGP are housed in the main building on rue Cuvier, on the campus of the Université Paris Diderot and in Champs-sur-Marne.

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.


The IPGP's management team includes its director (Marc Chaussidon), the general director of services (Antoine Charlot), the deputy director for research and space activities (Gauthier Hulot), the deputy director for observatories (Anne Le Friant), the deputy director for teaching (François Métivier), the deputy director for industrial relations (Marc Benedetti) and the deputy director for international relations (Jean-Paul Montagner).