The fruit of the joint vision of CNRS-INSU and CNES, AERIS brings together 11 supervisory bodies that contribute to the construction and operation of this unique structure.


By alphabetical order


The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a public scientific, technical and industrial research organisation (EPIC).
A major player in research, development and innovation, the CEA is active in four areas: defence and security, low-carbon energies (nuclear and renewable), technological research for industry and fundamental research (material sciences and life sciences). Drawing on its recognised expertise, the CEA participates in setting up collaborative projects with numerous academic and industrial partners.


Founded in 1961, the Centre national d’études spatiales (CNES) is the government body responsible for defining and implementing France’s space policy in Europe. Its mission is to invent the space systems of the future, bring space technologies to maturity and guarantee France’s independent access to space. CNES is a key player in the European space programme and a major source of initiatives and proposals aimed at maintaining France’s and Europe’s competitive edge.


The National Centre for Scientific Research is one of the world’s leading research institutions. To meet the major challenges of today and tomorrow, its scientists explore life, matter, the Universe and the functioning of human societies. Internationally recognised for the excellence of its scientific work, the CNRS is a reference both in the world of research and development and for the general public.


Ecole Polytechnique

Because in times of global economic war, only innovation creates prosperity, the École polytechnique produces and shares multidisciplinary knowledge at the highest level, for its students, for companies and for society, by developing an entrepreneurial spirit, audacity and a sense of general interest in its teaching and research.


The National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information is the State operator for geographical and forest reference information, certified neutral and interoperable. The IGN is a public establishment of an administrative nature placed under the supervision of the ministers responsible for sustainable development and forests respectively.


The French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary organisation, working mainly in partnership with Mediterranean and inter-tropical countries.

The IRD is a French public institution under the dual supervision of the Ministries of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and of Europe and Foreign Affairs. Through its network and its presence in some fifty countries, it has an original approach to research, expertise, training and knowledge sharing for the benefit of territories and countries that make science and innovation one of the main levers of their development.

Météo France

Météo-France, a public administrative establishment, is the official service of meteorology and climatology in France. As such, it exercises the State’s powers in terms of the meteorological safety of people and property. Météo-France is responsible in particular for forecasting and studying meteorological phenomenon, the state of the snow cover and the state of the sea surface and issuing meteorological warnings for the French mainland and overseas territories. The establishment is also responsible for preserving the history of the climate and developing global and regional climate projections.

Région Hauts de France

The Hauts-de-France region is the youngest in France (a third of its six million inhabitants are under 25 years old). Its economy, marked by a very strong industrial heritage, is plural: the Region is France’s leading agricultural region, the driving force behind French Tech, the region of France that attracts the most foreign investors, the region of craftsmanship…

Sorbonne Université

Created from the merger of Paris-Sorbonne and Pierre and Marie Curie Universities, Sorbonne University is an intensive research university covering the whole disciplinary range of literature, medicine and science and continues the humanist tradition of the Sorbonne since 1257. Sorbonne University has the ambition to be an institution of knowledge focused on the major issues of our contemporary societies, innovative and open to its environment.

Université Lille-1

A multidisciplinary university at the heart of Northern Europe. The University of Lille, a multidisciplinary university of excellence at the heart of Northern Europe, is rich in an exceptional cultural and scientific heritage that is part of the history of the Hauts-de-France region. With its 67,000 students (including 7,300 international students), 6,300 staff, 66 research units and a range of courses covering all disciplines, the University of Lille is a major player in the region in terms of training, research and innovation and its commitment to social issues.

Université Paul Sabatier

Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier University is today one of France’s leading universities, thanks to its scientific influence and the diversity of the laboratories and training courses it offers in science, health, sport, technology and engineering.