Centre scientifique de Monaco


The creation of the Scientific Centre of Monaco (CSM) in 1960 was motivated by Prince Rainier III of Monaco, to provide the Principality with the means to carry out scientific research and to support the action of governmental and international organizations responsible for protecting and conserving marine life.

Since 1989, the CSM has specialized in the study of coral ecosystem functioning (tropical and Mediterranean) in relation to global climate change.

In this perspective, marine biomineralization and symbiosis, the key biological processes of these ecosystems, are studied on the molecular and cellular scale of the organism by two research teams with complementary skills: one including physiology and biochemistry and the other, ecophysiology.