The science of socioecological systems: from instrumentation to action-driven science

The presentations of the workshop can be found in this folder.
The videos are available on the OZCAR RI You Tube channel.

French research infrastructures (RIs) gathering the Critical Zone Observatories (RI-OZCAR -
) and the LTSER (Long Term Socio-Ecological Research) Zones Ateliers network (RIRZA -, will organize on November 9 and 10, an international scientific symposium intended to reflect and organize their contribution to the eLTER infrastructure - (Integrated European Long­‐Term Ecosystem, critical zone and socioecological Research).

In a period of important transition for the community ‐ the end of the program of excellence CRITEX* -, - the beginning of the program of excellence TERRA FORMA* -, - upcoming European applications for sites and thematic centers, this conference is an opportunity for a reflexive assessment of our longterm place­‐based observation systems and the support of their transformation in close interaction with stakeholders.

We wish to initiate a collective mobilization of researchers and actors on what the French community can defend and bring to the European construction, on the opportunities of collaborations with other countries. We aim to write a position paper at the end of this meeting.

The meeting will gather about ten invited conferences divided into three sessions, a poster session, a round table associating stakeholders and a workshop in a worldcafé format.

The three sessions (and keynotes) will cover the diversity that characterizes the research of national territorial observation systems:

i) Critical zone instrumentation, from CRITEX to TERRA FORMA

ii) Sciences for action and transformation

iii) What should the LTSER observatory of the future looks like?

The conference will take place at the IPGP, 1 Rue Jussieu, 75005 Paris.
The organization will take care of 
accommodation (from November 8 to 10) and meals for participants.

* CRITEX: Innovative Equipment for the Critical Zone; TERRA FORMA: Designing and testing intelligent observatories for territories in the Anthropocene.

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