The french overseas territories, a laboratory for research

L'outre-mer, un laboratoire pour la recherche




CNRS research in the French overseas territories involves highly varied disciplines ranging from ecology, life sciences, earth sciences, physics and chemistry to the humanities and social sciences. It is transversal and interdisciplinary research which is both fundamental and applied in nature and involves a large community of researchers, academics, engineers and technicians.

The very location of these overseas territories makes them an ideal site for environmental studies especially research into modifications caused by climate change.

This exhibition presents the work of researchers from CNRS laboratories in French overseas territories - French Guiana, French Polynesia, the French West Indies, New Caledonia, French Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Islands, the Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean and Reunion Island.


CNRS Institute(s)


Digital version

Editorial and graphic design and production

Conception: Marie-Noëlle Abat, Conceiçao Silva, Stéphanie Lecocq, Mireille Vuillaume, Dominique Armand, Gaëlle Fornet, Christinae Grappin, Nuno Marcelino, Caroline Matteï, Marie Pinhas-Diena, Adèle Vanot
Graphic design, technical implementation: Sarah Landel

Exhibition panels description

22 panels of 80 x 120 cm - M1 sheeting

Description of digital format

60MB - files of the above panels sent by download for local printing

Booking information

The loan is free of charge for a free presentation to your public, after signing a loan agreement.
The exhibitions can be complemented by a selection of films recommended by our scientific mediation officer.

Conditions for the loan of panels

Loan in the Paris area only: the transport/shipping costs for the sets of panels are to be paid by the borrower.

Loan conditions in digital format

We rent you the digital files for a single printing. Printing costs for a digital version are at the expenses of the borrower.

Our media related to this exhibition

CNRS Images,

Our work is guided by the way scientists question the world around them and we translate their research into images to help people to understand the world better and to awaken their curiosity and wonderment.