Research carried out by OMP laboratories covers the full range of fields investigated by INSU: astronomy/astrophysics, ocean/atmosphere, Earth science, continental surfaces. The same applies to the SOs (observation services) and OREs (environmental research observatories) operated by OMP. Each one is tied to the activity of a laboratory, for better synergy with research teams.
The past years have seen a significant increase in the number of these services, notably those studying continental surfaces and space-data processing performed at IRAP. OMP is thus strengthening its international and "space" stature.