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Scientific themes

The general scientific positioning of the Envirhônalp SIG was determined as early as 2005. The definition of the environment for sustainable development is extremely wide, therefore we have decided to define scientific perimeters on the societal issues raised and the research potential present.

Taking the approach of sustainable development, the main objective of the Envirhônalp network is to know, model and manage chronic risks (pollutants, pathogenic agents, etc.) and acute risks (floods, earthquakes, landslides, etc.) linked to the impact of human activity on the receiving compartments of the environment, such as the air, soil and subsoil, water and the living organisms colonizing them, with humans clearly being the final target.
The systems given precedence and studied by scientific communities are urban systems, industrial systems, hydrosystems, and mountain ecosystems.

The 4 scientific themes concerned by the works of Envirhônalp are:


flecheClimate - Resources

flecheEnvironmental and health quality

flecheClean processes and decontamination

themes scientifiques envirhonalp

The Human and Social Sciences play a key role in this definition since they must in particular provide pertinent temporal and spatial scales for the study of these systems. This systemic approach leads to carrying out research at different scales with different levels of complexity. What makes natural processes and the interaction with anthropic activities so specific is that they evolve slowly but are punctuated by very rapid events. Understanding these processes and interactions makes it necessary to observe their full-scale evolution continuously through time and for significant periods (the observatories).

It also requires developing sampling, analysis and measurement methods that are reliable and reproducible through time.

This also involves the capacity to perform experiments under controlled conditions in order to understand these processes and predict behavior if climatic conditions and anthropic pressure change (the platforms).

Lastly, it involves capitalizing all the knowledge and data obtained by these experimental resources in predictive models, with indicators capable of synthesizing the state and evolution of the environment.

risques climat - ressources qualite environnement sante ECOUFLU geo-ressources EnvitéRA climat regional PROVADEMSE