To study these extreme ecosystems at the bottom of the sea, our unit takes part in or organises expeditions on a national and international level. Thanks to the UMS Fleet, the unit has the material and human resources to access these inhospitable and difficult-to-access sites.
The UMR BEEP has participated in numerous oceanographic cruises over the past years. Since 2004, samples have been collected in various oceans in different geochemical contexts. Until 2011, the cruises projects were discussed and proposed within the GDR Ecchis (Groupement de Recherche Biologie des ECosystèmes CHImioSynthétiques profonds).
In the sections below, you will find a selection of campaigns in which members of our unit have participated, or some outstanding examples of participation by members of our unit.