Human-Environment observatory call for proposals 2022

The Human-Environment Observatories (OHM) are devoted to the study of socio-ecosystems that have been affected by humans in ecological, economical and social respects and that are undergoing substantial transformations due to a major disruptive event. They are an ideal tool for observing, analyzing, experimenting with and modelling current environmental questions and issues related to an identified geographical region.


Theirs objectives are to promote the interdisciplinary research by integrating issues associated with the biological sciences, geosciences and social sciences; in this way they develop global ecology studies and accumulate interoperable data (documents, archives, publications, pictures, maps...) in shared databases. This call is intended to encourage studies in the environmental sciences fields and specifically on priorities of OHM. 


The main dates to remember:

Deadline submission project proposals: December 5st, 2021

Deadline peer review assessments and results of OHM projects: January 2022


Download the call below which includes (there are no doctoral or post-doc call for projects this year):

  • the 13 OHM and OHMi Call for research projects and
  • the call for transversal research projects, which aims to support projects whose research falls within the territory of at least two OHMs. For these projects, before submitting via the DRIIHM website, please contact the directors of the concerned OHMs. 
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The Pima County Human-Environment observatory (OHM Pima County) was created January 1st, 

2014 by the Institute for Ecology and the Environment and the Institute for Human and Social 

Science of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). 


Placed under the iGLOBES international research laboratory, the OHM Pima County looks at the upper valley of the  Santa Cruz river, corresponding mainly to the Pima County. Historically, this has been developed through a series of economic cycles which common characteristic is that they relied on the use or extraction of natural resources: pasture for extensive cattle ranching, minerals for mines, water for irrigated agriculture and even space for urban development. These dynamics have however been increasingly challenged for four decades by a paradigmatic change in which landscape and natural resources protection is growing increasingly important. This change prompted the adoption of new policies – regarding water management, for instance -, and the questioning of some activities leading to environmental conflicts – around the Rosemont mine project, for example -, while older trends continued to play – like urban extension despite open-spaces protection measures, for instance -, leading to an increasingly complex spatial and social configuration.  See OHM Pima County's call...