Large field facilities

  • The experimental site at the Col of Lautaret (department of Hautes-Alpes) available to global research organisations.
  • The experimental site at the Col du Lac Blanc (department of Isere) joint laboratory for Irstea and CEN (French Centre for Studies of Snow and Weather), equipped with an avalanche sledge.
  • The laboratory at Draix (department of Hautes-Alpes): a field laboratory for the study of mountain erosion
  • The workshop site at Ardières-Morcille (69) to study the characteristics of polluting flows on an agricultural watershed and their effects on aquatic environments; this site belongs to ENVIRHONALP (Rhone-Alps environmental research centre for sustainable development); it also participates in the ZABR (Workshop area of the Rhone basin)
  • The Orgeval watershed: Irstea's hydrological base in Seine-et-Marne, managed by the Antony group.
  • The BVRE (research and experimentation watershed) at Réal Collobrier in the Massif des Maures (department of the Var).
  • The Barres arboretum at Nogent-on-Vernisson: an experimental site studying the growth of the trees and study site for forest biodiversity (flora, insect, birds, etc.) which includes a seed orchard, a collection of raised species (conservatory of rare or old species, elms, wild cherry trees, etc.) and an experimental nursery.
  • The research ship Esturial, 12m catamaran (research in coastal and estuarial areas) and high-speed estuary motorboat. Home port: Royan.
  • The "CREA" (Amphihaline research and experimentation centre) fishery research station at Saint-Seurin-sur-l'Isle.
  • Experimental site at Taconnaz