Welcome to iGLOBES

Interdisciplinary Global Environmental Studies

iGLOBES is a CNRS - ENS/PSL University - University of Arizona research center, created to establish a hub of collaborative interactions between the French scientific community and UA researchers, fostering innovative interdisciplinary research on global environmental challenges. For more information...


iglobes NEWS And EVENTS

May 18-20, 2021

FACING THE PREDICTABLY UNPREDICTABLE - SCIENCE & INNOVATION FOR OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURES

The Office for Science and Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in the US, in partnership with iGLOBES, is happy to host a series of 3 virtual conferences combining talks and networking opportunities which will explore the scientific knowledge and growing innovations to prepare for better futures. Based on scientific research, we can identify three main innovative fields for the industry: sensors in extreme environments, advances on data mining and tools to improve preparedness, risk management and resilience.

 

The virtual French-American Innovation Days May 18th-20th will cover these three fields over three sessions with guest speakers from the academia and from the private sector (innovative companies, startups) from both France and the US. This unique event with a collaborative perspective will allow us to open discussions on current scientific issues and present solutions that will benefit from deployment. Each session (2h30) will be a new opportunity to be inspired and to network with other experts and stakeholders! Learn more and register...

May 12, 2021

DR. DIANA DALY & DR. ELISA CHELLE, UPCOMING SPEAKERS OF WEBINAR SERIES "COVID-19, BREAKING AND RAISING BOUNDARIES"

Join iGLOBES-ENS International Seminar Series for a session with University of Arizona's Diana Daly, Associate Professor in the School of Information, on "They're not viral, they're spreadable: the allure of pandemic memes" and Université Paris Nanterre's Elisa Chelle, Professor in Political Science on "The bat, the pangolin and the Chinese mad doctor: about the hypotheses on the origins of Covid-19".

 

Registration is free, but required (a one time registration to all webinar talks). Public welcome. See full program and register...

May 6, 2021

 

FRANÇOIS-MICHEL LE TOURNEAU, SPECIALIST ON THE AMAZON, SHARES HIS KNOWLEDGE ON FRANCE CULTURE

François-Michel Le Tourneau, Deputy Director of iGLOBES and CNRS researcher is interviewed for the Our Geographies segment of the radio station France CultureHe discusses the role of the Amazon in today's century : millions of square miles covered in varying forests, animals and plants, crisscrossed with huge rivers and many waterways - is it still the "lungs of the world" when it emits more CO2 than it absorbs? Listen to the show (in French)...

Aerial view of the Mana river in the Amazon forest, French Guiana. Credits : © Jody Amiet - AFP
Aerial view of the Mana river in the Amazon forest, French Guiana. Credits : © Jody Amiet - AFP