Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche (France)

The Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV, France) is a joint unit of the Université Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC) and the French National Scientific Research Centre (CNRS). It hosts around one hundred researchers, technicians and students. The laboratory is known internationally in the fields of biogeochemistry, marine optics, and zooplancton and microbe ecosystems. It organises a large number of international conferences and participates in many European and international research projects.

LOV is in charge of the engineering development, test and operation of the mesocosm as well as leading the Mediterranean experiments.

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Frédéric Gazeau

(CNRS Research Scientist)

Erin Cox


Samir Alliouane

(Assistant Engineer) 

 Arnaud Le Fur


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 Jean-Pierre Gattuso

(CNRS Senior Research Scientist)

 Katarzyna Walczynska

(Master student)

 Fabien Moullec

(Master student)

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Luuk van der Heijde

(Masters Student) 

Paul Mahacek

(Research Engineer)

Stefano Schenone

(Masters student)

Lidia Urbini

(Masters Student)

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Jeremy Delille

(Masters student)