Institut de physique du globe de Paris

Being a component institution of Université de Paris, the IPGP is a leading institute in geosciences and natural hazards that integrates research, observation and teaching. In charge of the permanent observation of telluric processes (volcanism, seismicity, magnetic field), the Insitute is in charge of the observatories of the three active French volcanoes (La Soufrière in Guadeloupe, Montagne Pelée in Martinique and Piton de la Fournaise in Réunion).


Research Teams

Observation Sites


Marc Chaussidon
Director of Geological Research


Subject Areas

Earth and planetary interiors
Natural hazards
Earth system science