The LOV (Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche) laboratory is part of the Université Pierre et Marie Curie –Paris 6 (UPMC) based in Paris, France. Devoted to science and medicine, UPMC is one of the largest universities in France: 4 500 researchers and teachers, 180 laboratories, 30 000 students, 700 scientific PhD delivered per year. UPMC is involved in numerous European and International partnership agreements (European research projects, international Masters, etc.). This gives access to facilities only found at the largest institutions: France's largest scientific library, scientific infrastructures facilities, large conference venues and strong intellectual environment. UPMC has a wide experience of EU contracts through previous framework programs. Its “European Affaires Office” (Bureau Europe) managed about one hundred EU FP6 projects, as coordinator or as partner, from a financial, administrative and legal point of view. The UPMC was also involved in about 150 projects submitted in FP7. Furthermore, UPMC has adopted the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. The LOV laboratory is an UMR (Unité Mixte de Recherche 7093), between the UPMC and the CNRS. LOV, which hosts about 50 permanent staff (roughly equally divided into researchers, students/postdocs, and technical staff). The prime activities of LOV are in optical, biogeochemical and environmental oceanography. It is actively involved in the development of in situ experimentation and the implementation of novel autonomous observation instruments to monitor and study the ocean, in particular those that would be be used in the context of AtlantOS.
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