Meet one of the French EMBRC sites: Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls-sur-Mer, OOB (part of EMBRC-FR). Founded in 1881, the OOB, also known as the Laboratoire Arago, is a marine station located in Banyuls-sur-Mer (Pyrénées-Orientales) on the Mediterranean coast of France. The marine station is made up of several joint research laboratories operated by Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC-Paris 6) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).