History

History

2024
Change in management : Cyrille GENRE-GRANDPIERRE, Professor Avignon University
2023

Overview of the unit’s activities in a few slides : HCERES presentation

ESPACE portfolio: 11 productions illustrating part of the units activity : Portfolio

Key elements of ESPACE’s self-evaluation document for HCERES : DAE extract

2019
Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS) joins Université Cote d’Azur (UCA)
2018
Université Avignon et des Pays du Vaucluse becomes Avignon Université

Change of director: Didier Josselin, CNRS Research Director (Avignon)
2012
The three universities of Aix-Marseille merge and Aix-Marseille Université is created: the DESMID (Université de la Méditerranée) and Schuman (Université de Provence) teams become ESPACE AMU with three sites (Schuman, Arbois and Arles)

The UMR ESPACE is renewed under number 7300
2008
Change of director: Christine Voiron, Professor, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis

The Montpellier team is dissolved and some of its members join the Avignon team of UMR 6012 ESPACE.
2004
DESMID (Dynamiques Ecologiques et Sociales en Milieux Deltaïques), EA 3293 of the Université de la Méditerranée is integrated into the team.
1998
3 existing laboratories joined the research unit :
  • The Raoul Blanchard Spatial Analysis Laboratory, CNRS UPRESA (Université de Nice)
  • The Spatial Structures and Dynamics laboratory at the Université d’Avignon
  • The Centre de Traitement de l’Information Géographique (CTIG) at the Université de Provence
1997
Creation of the UMR 5651 ESPACE, initiated in Montpellier and brings together the geographers of the Université Paul Valéry who worked within the GIP RECLUS, under the direction of Joel Charre, Professor Université d’Avignon et des Pays du Vaucluse

The ESPACE Laboratory, Study of structures, processes of adaptation and changes in space, was created in 1997 as a joint research unit 5651 of the CNRS, bringing together researchers working together, for a long time, in the field of spatial analysis.

ESPACE is a multi-site UMR, created at the request of the CNRS management and the Ministry of Research, at the time of the closure of the GIP RECLUS. The merged units had long maintained scientific relations through the Dupont Group, a co-empowered DEA (Nice, Avignon, Aix), a multi-site and monothetical doctoral school “structures and spatial dynamics in Geography”. As early as 1995, the 3 PACA teams had planned to unite to form a research unit.