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Institute of Earth Sciences

Our laboratory is the result of the merger of LGIT and LGCA, the two Grenoble solid earth departments. Although ISTerre was officially created the 1st of january 2011, we have been preparing the merger for a long time. Our research activities and programs will obviously continue within this new framework. Whether they are based in Grenoble, Chambéry, Lima or Beirut, we are confident that ISTerre will provide the means to its 250 members to promote innovative research in Earth Sciences

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Isterre is a joint research unit between :

  • Université Joseph Fourier (UJF), Grenoble
  • Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) - Institut National des Sciences de l’Univers (INSU)
  • Université de Savoie (UDS), Chambéry
  • Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)
  • Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l’Aménagement et des Réseaux (Ifsttar)


Philippe Gueguen

Contact & Location

ISTerre  is located on two sites : Grenoble and Chambéry :

BP 53
38041 Grenoble CEDEX 9
Tel : (+33) 476 635 200
Fax : (+33) 476 635 252