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Research and teaching centre
environmental geosciences
Research and teaching centre
environmental geosciences
Thouveny Nicolas
Thouveny Nicolas

TP-Earth and Planets

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Steering and management of UMRs  

  • Direction of the OSU Institut Pythéas from January 2018 to December 2022

The OSU Institut Pythéas is an internal school of Aix-Marseille University and an Observatory of the Sciences of the Universe of the CNRS-INSU.

cf Presentation of the OSU Council of March 2022

HCERES self-evaluation report (April 2022): see OSUPythéas Cloud Report

  • Director of CEREGE (UM 34, CNRS 7330, IRD 161, Collège de France, USC INRA 1410): two mandates = January 2010 to January 2018 

cf HCERES report 2017 . 

see also HCERES 2011 report


  • 2010-2018 - DIRECTOR UMR CEREGE - CEREGE UMR 7330
  • 2018-2022 - DIRECTOR OSU Institut PYTHEAS - OSU Pythéas and UAR 3470
  • DOctorate 1983 - Paleomagnetism - Sedimentary sequences - Aix-Marseille
  • Habilitation to Supervise Research 1990 - Variations in the Earth's magnetic field - Aix-Marseille
  • Geophysics; Geomagnetism and Palaeomagnetism; Climatology and Palaeoclimatology;

Geomagnetic field variations and cosmogenic isotope production over the last Ma: last inversion (774,000 years BP) excursions including the Laschamp (41,000 years BP).