The University Of Montpellier, founded in September 2014 by the merging of University Montpellier 1 and Montpellier 2, Université de Montpellier is a research-intensive university where education and research cover most of the Scientific and Technological fields. UM gathers around 41000 students and 4300 staffs with an overall budget of 380 million euros. The studies are organised in the following fields: Fundamental and applied Sciences, Human and Social Sciences (law, economy), Health studies. Research is structured within 70 laboratories in partnership with well recognised research organisations such as CNRS, IRD, INRA or CIRAD. Moreover, in terms of innovation UM is linked to 8 Competitiveness Clusters in the Region Languedoc Roussillon. These clusters include enterprises, training centers, laboratories (public or private) with the goal to create new collaborations and projects for a better competitiveness at the international level. At the international level, UM is one of the most attractive university in France in terms of student exchange (it represents more than 7500 incoming students for the last years), in terms of research collaboration (for example, the number of PhD in co-supervision with international universities is around 120 for the two merged institutions), as well as in terms of international projects (Research and Education). The observatory in Earth Sciences (OSU OREME) of the University of Montpellier is partnered with 75 Joint Research Units. Within OSU OREME, Géosciences Montpellier (GM) is a Joint Research Unit (or UMR) of University Montpellier and CNRS, bringing together about 160 people, including 110 permanent staff, 38 doctoral students and 12 post doctoral fellows. GM, which will host ESR10, is internationally recognised for its expertise in geodynamics, from nano-scale to plate-scale, with focus on the dynamics of subduction, continental lithosphere rheology and seismic hazards. GM publishes >150 papers every year in international journals.
Fugro Geoid, France a subsidiary of global geoscience leader Fugro, is a service company whose technical manager, Jean-Louis Carme has expertise of geodesy, geoid modelling and ground deformation measurement and a long track record of supervision of university students. He will supervise ESR10 and host their secondment with a focus on ground deformation, and serve on the SUBITOP Board. Carme will also co-lead SUBITOP Short Course 4.