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Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography (Marseille) (MIO)
Native name
Institut Méditerranéen d’Océanologie, UMR 7294 UMR IRD 235 (Marseille)
163 Avenue de Luminy Bâtiment Méditerranée
Marseille Cedex 9
+33(0)4 86 09 05 00
Centre Website

organisation profile

The oceanology research laboratory MIO was created by the merger on 01/01/2012 of the COM (Marseille Oceanology Center itself composed of the LOPB, the LMGEM and part of the DIMAR), the LMBEC (Marseille-IRD UMR in Microbiology) and the LSEET (CNRS UMR University of Toulon in Physical Oceanography).
The MIO is a component of the Observatory of Sciences of the Universe (OSU) Institut Pythéas with the LAM, CEREGE, IMBE, LPED and RECOVER and the UMS Phyteas. It is a partner of the Labex OT-Med.

The research objectives of MIO are to better understand the ocean system and its evolution in response to global change. It is a centre of expertise in marine biology, ecology, biodiversity, microbiology, fisheries, physics, chemistry, biogeochemistry and sedimentology. Its frameworks are the world ocean, its interfaces with the continent, the atmosphere and the sediment.

Overall, the research themes focus on oceanic and atmospheric circulation, the understanding of marine ecosystems and biodiversity from bacteria to fish, biological functioning in extreme environments and ocean pollution.
The 5 research teams of the laboratory work on oceanic circulation, air-sea transfer of elements, the cycle of natural and anthropogenic elements in the ocean and in the food web, the dynamics of the biological pump, remineralisation in aerobic/anaerobic/extreme conditions, the functioning of benthic and pelagic ecosystems, the functional biodiversity of macro and microorganisms, bioremediation and bioenergies.

results in other services

  • Data Discovery & Access service - Connected Data Centres (CDI)
  • Data Discovery & Access service - Data Originators (CDI)
  • Cruise summary report (CSR)
  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)
  • Marine environmental databases (EDMED)
  • Ocean observing systems (EDIOS)
  • European Cruise programmes (EuroFleets)
  • Ocean going Cruise programmes (POGO)
  • EMODnet Ingestion Service

edmo metadata

EDMO record id
Collating centre
Ifremer, Scientific Information Systems for the sea (SISMER)
Latest update
8 December 2020 4:41:04 PM