Nouragues research station

The Nouragues research station, managed by the CNRS and attached to the laboratory LEEISA (UAR 3456), is located in French Guiana in an Amazonian forest site as far as possible from the direct influence of human activities. It supports innovative projects in all scientific disciplines by welcoming national and international research teams. It positions itself as a key site for experimentation and long-term observation of ecosystems and Amazonian biodiversity, thus contributing to our knowledge of their dynamics.

180 Visitors per year

16 projects

of research projects in 2023

5 observatories


45 scientific publications

per year

Two prime locations

Located 8 km apart, they are part of a 9,000-hectare research area in the heart of the Nouragues National Nature Reserve.
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The Inselberg site is named after a granite geological granite hill close to the site. This site is the furthest removed from human activity. It is ideally suited to the study of plant and animal communities of plateau and high-relief forests. The camp can accommodate 25 people.

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The Pararé site is located near the Arataye River. It is ideal for the physical and biological study of rivers and riparian forests. The camp can accommodate 20 people.

Camp situation

The resort is open most of the year. The sites are only accessible by canoe and/or helicopter. The missionaries benefit from all the logistical support necessary to ensure their arrival from Cayenne and to support their projects. On-site reception is provided by qualified staff who provide research and accommodation resources, guarantee the hygiene and safety of property and people and ensure the maintenance of the sites.

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