Background and structure

  • Gouvernance

    ODATIS’ governance is based on a two-tier structure comprising decision-making bodies and executive bodies, both of which have scientific expertise.

  • Hosting Structures

    Data producers are hosted in structures attached to what are known as “Établissements Publics” – that is, literally, “Public Institutions”. The nature of these institutions may vary according to their intrinsic activities: administrative (EPA - Établissements Publics à caractère Administratif); cultural, scientific and professional (EPCSP - Établissements Publics à caractère Culturel, Scientifique et Professionnel); industrial and commercial (EPIC - Établissements Publics à caractère Industriel et Commercial); or scientific and technological (EPST - Établissements Publics à caractère Scientifique et Technologique).

  • Legal framework

    Research Code, national strategies, decisions, laws and implementing provisions, forming part of official French research policy.

  • International context

    The ODATIS Ocean Cluster participates in several European and international projects: description of these large European and international programs.