Seasons' Greetings 2016

Irstea wishes you an excellent new year in 2016 and invites you to read an online greeting card.  

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Mountain areas: "laboratories" for climate change

Global warming: how can mountain areas adapt? The ADAMONT research project led by Irstea encourages a global and integrated approach to these vulnerable areas. This project was designated as part of a national campaign for COP21 in climate and biodiversity...

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Revegetating mountains: the start of a local seed industry in the Alps ?

Tourism and agriculture coexist in mountain areas, but large-scale adaptations are sometimes necessary, which make the vegetation cover vulnerable. Revegetation of the prairies is then carried out. Developing a local seed industry would ensure environmental...

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Natural risks in mountain areas: a real-time warning system in the PACA region

By the end of 2015, a flood warning system will come into operation in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. A research project that has helped install 3 next generation radars, hydrological modeling of 8,000 catchment areas and the study of other...

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Pesticides: a nozzle to avoid dispersal into the environment

It’s not easy to apply product droplets to olive leaves without “spreading them everywhere.” An innovation could change the situation and reduce the amount of product released into the environment.

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Sharing water resources

There is water on Earth. However, as P. Barthelemy points out, "The Earth is actually brown, dyed blue." He indicates that despite the planet's blue colour, easily accessible fresh water is very scarce. That's why it's so important to save, preserve and evaluate the resource, now and for the future. Irstea research is currently tackling this universal and practical issue.

Published 10/02/2014

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Agricultural equipment projet : questionnaire set up for manufacturers

Irstea has been commissioned to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the agricultural equipment sector and to deliver support recommendations to encourage industrial innovation and development as part of the French industrial development and agricultural ecology project.

Participate in the online questionnaire.