M&U @ Convergence Conference

Last week was the Convergence Conference that was closing 5 years of fruitful research within the OROGEN Research program. M&U was represented by Emmanuel Masini (Manu) & Maxime Ducoux. Manu, as the OROGEN project leader, presented a summary of OROGEN’s main discoveries and gave perspectives they opened for future research. Maxime was invited to present a new compilation of surface and subsurface thermal data of the Pyrenean hyper-extended rift system. Such a 4D record offers an unique opportunity to unravel the thermal evolution of ultra deep offshore rift domains under new venture exploration (e.g. South Atlantic, GoM…). Contact us for more details !

Happy New Year !

M&U Team is wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2021 Year !

“We will find a way, or we will create one” – Hannibal

2020 was a challenging and impacting year for our community but also for our lives. More than ever, it demonstrates the necessity to change, adapt and find new ways for our common future. There we find again a perfect fit with our founding principles: “Geology by Research”. With the same determination and passionated way to deal with our common Geo-challenges, we’re committed to make this changing world a source of opportunities for all of us and for the future of Geosciences.

We wish you an enthusiastic, passionated and healthy 2021 year that will be full of opportunities of working together at making great Geology !

IMAGinING RIFTING Workshop 19’

One week of intense sharing setting future of our research on rift to drift processes. Thanks to all of the IRW19’ outstanding community and can’t wait for the next workshop…


  • 45 participants
  • 80% academic / 20% industry researchers👩‍💻👨‍💻
  • 10+ nationalities (AUS, CAN, CH, CN, DE, FR, NL, NO, SP, UK, US).🗺✈️
  • 5/6 days of rain 🙁 🌧🌂
  • ~350km of field trip across the Pyrenean rift 🚌🚌🚌🚌🚌
  • 30 bottles of wine for the wine tasting 🍷

New paper online !

New EPSL paper by Anthony Jourdon.

Jourdon, A., Le Pourhiet, L., Mouthereau, F., & Masini, E. (2019). Role of rift maturity on the architecture and shortening distribution in mountain belts. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 512, 89-99.

Welcome !

Dear visitors,

This website is to introduce you M&U, a Geology company which aims to link academic and industry research to create value while pushing back frontiers of knowledge in Geosciences. This idea came when I realised that basic needs of these two apparent separated worlds, Academic & Industry, are actually behind their neighbour’s door.

Let me introduce you one of the best answer to this major challenge: “Imagining Rifting 2”. To be held in SW France  next fall, this event aims at gathering outstanding geoscientists of both academic and industry world to tackle fundamental issues about rifting processes.  We firmly believe that combining diverse points of views and disciplines should help to better define and challenge unknowns while exploring the true diversity of rifted margins. More details will be available soon.

Because facing new challenges is often the fuel to get further in Science, M&U should be a new opportunity to make and share great geology… Through Research…


E. M.