A multidisciplinary scientific community dedicated to the study of the sea and the coast (20 research units and more than 400 researchers).
The Montpellier area is home to multiple scientific skills, notably as concerns marine biodiversity and its uses, environmental assessment of the sea and the seashore, marine geosciences, modelling, oceanic engineering, high technologies, human and social sciences. The Key Initiative of MUSE (KIM) named ‘Sea & Coast’ aims at promoting and supporting these knowledges and skills at regional, national and international levels. The targeted audience includes scientists, companies, institutions, organisations, local authorities, as well as the general public. The KIM Sea & Coast’s goals are notably pursued through training activities (international multidisciplinary summer school), incentives for international collaborative research (annual calls for international projects from MUSE scientists in partnership with universities around the world), incentives for collaborative research with companies or institutions (master challenges) and scientific conferences for the general public (in partnership with the Planet Ocean Montpellier aquarium) or for companies (in partnership with the Pôle Mer Méditerranée competitiveness cluster).