The Centre region Space Sciences Observatory's task is to develop research.
(ISTO) - Earth Sciences Institute of Orléans – UMR 7327
The Earth Sciences Institute of Orléans is an Earth Sciences research laboratory, studying the Earth's upper layers – upper mantle, continental crust, atmosphere –, as well as the exchange processes at the interfaces between mantle-crust and crust-atmosphere. The application areas revolve around primary mineral, energy, and water resources, volcanic hazard assessment, as well as the environmental impacts of anthropogenic activities affecting the critical area and aquifers.
(LPC2E) - Space and Environment Chemistry and Physics Laboratory] – UMR 7328
The laboratory comprises 3 scientific teams dedicated to (1) studying the Earth's stratosphere, its interface with the troposphere, the ground-troposphere relation, and more broadly the neutral environment of planets and small bodies of the solar system, (2) studying Earth-Sun relations and more broadly to space plasma, whether it is solar wind or planetary magnetospheres, (3) studying pulsars in radio astronomy as well as tests in fundamental physics.
Nançay Radio astronomy Station – USR704
Nançay Station, both an observation site and an instrument laboratory, is specialised in low frequency radio astronomy (30 MHz to 10 GHz range).