Pierre and Marie Curie University, France

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Pierre and Marie Curie University, UPMC, is the largest University in France and represents 5000 permanent staff members and 20000 students. Three UPMC laboratories, LOCEAN, LAtMOS and LOV are contributing to the new EU Arctic project of the 7th framework program, the so called ACCESS project (Arctic Climate Change, Economy and Society, 2011-2015) in response to the ocean of tomorrow joint call launched by the EU in 2009. UPMC was the coordinator of the major EU integrated project, DAMOCLES (Developing Arctic Modelling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environmental Studies 2005-2010, 6th fP) during the International Polar Year and UPMC is coordinating ACCESS contributing to a decade worth of Arctic research.

LOCEAN (Laboratoire d'Océanographie et du Climat: Expérimentation et Approche numérique) is a leading laboratory for studying world-wide general oceanic circulation and physical oceanic processes based on observations and numerical modelling. LATMOS (Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales) has a long experience in the study of dynamical, radiative and chemical processes in the Earth and Planetary atmospheres using combined experimental and theoretical approaches, including various observation systems.

LOV (the Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche sur mer) is a leading center for multidisciplinary oceanographic research in France covering a variety of disciplines in oceanography: biology, biogeochemistry, geochemistry and physics. The three UPMC labs engaged in Arctic research employed more than 100 research personnel each. LOCEAN and LATMOSS are based in Paris and LOV is based in Villefranche sur Mer at the station zoologique established in1882 and initially run by the Saint Petersburg Academy of Sciences and under French control since 1931 making this marine station one of the oldest in the world.

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