Cermosem is part of the Pacte research laboratory in Grenoble.
It also participates in the work of various research networks :


The Universités-Territoires en Réseau-Rhône-Alpes (UniTeR-RA) network is part of the ARC 7 of the SRESRI of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region. Its objective is to provide an operational, pratical and sustainable platform between researchers and professor-researchers in the region working on territorial planning and development issues, on the one hand, and territorial and socio-professional institutions and actors facing innovation challenges in this field, on the other.
For more information, visit: http://uniter.rhonealpes.fr/

Sportsnature.org a network of researchers and experts in nature and mountain sports.

This network of researchers and experts continues to lead reflections and debates in the field of nature in the field of nature and mountain sports. The group gathers  more than 100 members from about thirty different university centres, as well as various experts from all over France. 

In 2011, Sportsnature achieved several milestones :  the publication of a scientific journal, with  the first issue released in 2012,  a research seminar on concepts of "naturalness" held in November 2011 and the follow-up to of the  European nature sports meetings (Euro-meet) coordinated by the Pôle Ressource National Sports de nature. An update of its website was carried out this year to make it more functional and interactive. Contact: http://www.sportsnature.org

International Network for Research and Development in Scientific Tourism (TS)

TS’ mission is to promote collaboration on scientific research on tourism and encourage projects that explore the link between research and tourism development. The network aims to support stronger scientific work on this theme as well as tourism initiatives that enhance territories’ local resources and academic practices to help create innovative leisure and tourist activities.

The International Network for Research and Development in SC (ISTN) brings together institutions and actors in the fields of university education, scientific research and tourism management.
Network website: https://scientific-tourism.org/

Its website seeks to promote links, collaboration and support between researchers, trainers, entrepreneurs, public managers and local communities to analyse and promote this type of tourism.

Cermosem is also involved in several international partnerships:
  • Strengthened partnership with Chile:
The Centro de Investigación en Ecosistemas de la Patagonia (CIEP) of the Universidad Austral de Chile located in Coyhaique (Region XI of Aysén) and the Cermosem - IGA - Pacte have enjoyed an ongoing partenership since 2005 an ongoing cooperation through mobility exchanges of researchers and doctoral students. Since the creation of a Department of Sustainable Tourism and Scientific Tourism at CIEP, these exchanges have only increased. Fabien Bourlon, a French expatriate and researcher at the Université de Toulon, has been leading CIEP projects on tourism and territorial development for the past 5 years.

In 2011, Pascal Mao used the opportunities from an eight-month research commission to organize  and development of joint projects. He was primarily involved with a regional project carried out by CIEP at the request of the Regional Government of Aysén via an Innova programme of CORFO (Chilean Development and Innovation Fund) and CONICYT (Chilean Research and Technological Innovation Fund).  wich aimed to develop a scientific tourism sector by creating a Patagonian center for Scientific Touism . 

In this context, an international symposium entitled "Turismo, Territorios y Sociedades: Desarrollo Sustentable Basado en la Investigación Científica y la Gestión Integrada" was held on 15 and 16 April 2011. This event brought together about a hundred people with presentations from Chilean, Brazilian, Argentinean, American and French researchers. Phillippe Bourdeau, Jean Corneloup (Pacte-Cermosem) and Franck Michel from the University of Corsica came to lead the debates and reflection. The hosting of these researchers from various university centres and the presence of Pascal Mao for more than a semester makes it possible to consider other avenues for joint work in the future. This can take the form of supervision of doctoral research, exchanges, joint responses to calls for projects and collective publications.
  • Mediterranean spaces :
The Cermosem team is continuing its work on the comparative analysis of territorial dynamics around the Mediterranean. With researchers from eleven countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Greece, Albania, Italy, Spain and Portugal, the team studies the evolution of the processes of administrative deconcentration and decentralization. At the same time, they are investgating  the development of resources specific to territories, within the framework of territorial development projects. A first research was report  published at the end of 2011.