The Station biologique de Roscoff is a French marine biology and oceanography research and teaching center. Founded by Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers in 1872, it is at the present time affiliated to the Université Pierre et Marie Curie , the Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers et de l'Environnement and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique .
The Station biologique is situated in Roscoff on the northern coast of Brittany about 60 km east of Brest. Its location offers access to exceptional variety of biotopes, most of which are accessible at low tide. These biotopes support a large variety of both plant and animal marine species. Founded in 1872 by Professor Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers , the SBR constitutes, since March 1985, the Internal School 937 of the Pierre and Marie Curie University . In November 1985, the SBR was given the status of Oceanographic Observatory by the Institut National des Sciences de l'Univers et de l'Environnement . The SBR is also, since January 2001, a Research Federation within the Life Sciences Department of the CNRS.
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