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|Institute of Earth Physics of Paris|
|Institut de physique du globe de Paris
4, place Jussieu
75252 Paris Cedex 05
|The Institute of Earth Physics of Paris is a research and educational institution.
Its mission is to achieve research and provide education in the fields of geosciences but the institute is also in charge of monitoring the natural phenomena. The institute conducts research in all the fields of studies of the solid Earth (geophysics, geochemistry, and quantitative geology) by combining observations on land and at sea, from laboratory analysis to the construction of conceptual, analogical and numerical models.
Current developments direct towards new and promising fields such as terrestrial materials under extreme conditions, the primitive Earth and its first billion years, the interfaces between solid ground and fluid envelopes, the interactions between Earth and life sciences.
The study of the natural risks includes the responsibility for the monitoring of the three French active volcanoes ("La SoufriÃ¨re" of Guadeloupe - Mount "PelÃ©e" - in Martinique and the et "Le Piton de la Fournaise" on Reunion Island ), the worldwide network of seismological stations GEOSCOPE, and a major contribution to the worldwide network of magnetic observatories INTERMAGNET.