About us


ELI gathers more than 300 scientists, covering a wide range of disciplines in the Earth & Life sciences. Their objective is to understand the basic processes of the Earth & Life System at different scales and to design sustainable solutions to meet some of the major challenges for our societies.

ELI is organized in 5 sections. Thanks to its critical size, the role of the institute is to promote interdisciplinarity and to stimulate the interactions between scientists of complementary expertise.

The research in ELI follows three main research directions

Understanding the processes ruling the dynamics of the Earth and Life systems at spatial scales coming from population up to the global cycles and time scales from sub-daily to millions of years.

To identify drivers of changes through a quantitative monitoring of indicators and the application of a hierarchy of models.

To innovate in technical management and regulation of both natural and production systems, including renewable resources development and agricultural policy.