Major research and observation projects

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Vulnerability of groundwater and Titicaca lake in face of rapid urbanization and climate changes

Research / Observation

Labex OSUG laboratories or/and Labex OSUG teams involved : IGE
Project leader : Céline Duwig Abstract
Lake Titicaca is the largest freshwater lake in South America and is nowadays perturbed by fast changes due to an important urban growth and climate changes. Our multidisciplinary consortium proposes to carry out the first ever-made quantitative assessment of transferred water masses and eutrophication-critical nutrients (ammonium, phosphate and nitrate) from the groundwater to the lake. (...)

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PrecipA2 : Contribution of radar remote sensing for the estimation of liquid and solid precipitation in the Alps and the Arctic : observation, variability, impac

Observation

Labex OSUG laboratories or/and Labex OSUG teams involved : IGE Project leader : Guy DELRIEU
Abstract
PrecipA2 aims to improve the estimation of liquid and solid precipitation in the Alps and the Arctic. We will focus on two well-instrumented mesoscale sites : the Grenoble Valley and Ny-Alesund on the Svalbard Archipelago. First, we will improve and evaluate our capacity to observe atmospheric precipitation and snowpack with a synergy of in-situ sensors and radar remote sensing in these (...)

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MONTANE : Multi-trophic biodiversity and multi-functionality across Alpine Environments

Research

Labex OSUG laboratories or/and Labex OSUG teams involved : LECA / Irstea Project leader : Wilfried THUILLER
Abstract
MONTANE will take a spatially-explicit multitrophic approach to understand and model the relationships between environment (past and current), biodiversity and multi-functionality across the French Alps. MONTANE is a research project that will also build on and expand the Orchamp observatory network and thus has a strong observation component. In this project, we will set (...)

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RESOLVE : High-resolution imaging in subsurface geophysics : development of a multiinstrument platform for interdisciplinary research

Recherche

Labex OSUG laboratories or/and Labex OSUG teams involved : ISTerre
Project leader : Philippe ROUX Abstract
RESOLVES aims at combining multi-physics sensors, which will make refine quantitative interpretations for the state and role of fluids in sub-surface geophysics problems. To reach this goal, RESOLVE gathers a multi-disciplinary team that is composed of geophysicists, physicists and engineers that are experts in wave physics, geophysical imaging, electromagnetic theory, and massive (...)

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AeroCARB

Equipment

Labex OSUG laboratories or/and Labex OSUG teams involved : IPAG, IRSTEA, IGE, LECA
Project leader : Etienne le COARER Abstract
This project consists of realizing a less than 1kg spectro-imager specialized in the measurement of CH4 preparatory to the NanoCarb-21 mission which would be a fleet of 21 nanosatellites to monitor greenhouse gases (GHG) by reproducing the performances of MicroCarb. These 21 satellites, each weighing less than 20kgs, would provide for the first time the ability (...)

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