Articles

Discovery of a new open-air Hoabinhian site in Luang Prabang province (Lao PDR). Dating and technological study of the lithic assemblage

The Hoabinhian is a distinctive lithic techno-complex of mainland and Island Southeast Asia. Knowledge of its relationships with key patterns of technological change at a global scale has progressed over the last two decades. However, our understanding of the Hoabinhian as an indicator of evolution during Prehistory can be substantially enhanced by examiningits regional and […]

Articles

Building the information system of the French Critical Zone Observatories network: Theia/OZCAR-IS

The French Critical Zone research infrastructure, OZCAR-RI, gathers 20 long-term observatories monitoring and sampling various compartments of the critical zone. Each observatory developed its own data management and distribution systems. The paper presents the common information system Theia/OZCAR IS that was built to make in situ observation FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable). Within M-TROPICS, Norbert […]

Events

Nicolas Gallion has just started his M2 internship at GET within the M-TROPICS/MSEC CZO

Nicolas has been studying environmental sciences for 5 years. As part of his second year of Master’s degree at the University of Burgundy (MASTER II Soil, Water, Environment), he has the opportunity to carry out a six-month internship in collaboration with SNO M-TROPICS / MSEC in the north of Laos. His internship is part of […]

Missions

Geophysical field campaign in India

A team of geophysical scientists from iEES Paris, METIS, and GEOPS, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) and the Indo French Cell for Water Sciences (LMI CEFIRSE) performed a field campaign in the agricultural catchment of Berambadi in November 2019. The objective was to characterize the spatial heterogeneity of regolith properties by […]

Workshop

Indo-French remote sensing fall school at IISc Bangalore

An Indo-French fall school was organized from October 28 to 30, 2019, at Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore). It gathered about 50 attendees (PhD students, researchers, engineers). THEIA, the Indian Institute of Science, and the CEFIRSE (Nicolas  Baghdadi, Sekhar Muddu, Mehrez Zribi) lead the event organization. The main objective was to present different applications of […]

Events

4th Meeting of the Indo-French project ANR ATCHA

The 4th Meeting of the Indo-French project ANR ATCHA (Accompanying The adaptation of irrigated agriculture to climate CHAnge) was held at INRA Montpellier SupAgro, campus de la Gaillarde, France, from November 4 to 7, 2019. The meeting gathered 30 participants from Montpellier, Rennes, Toulouse, Avignon and Bangalore. The meeting was followed by a field visit […]

Conferences

Khemngeun PONGMALA was awarded the second place for best oral presentations at 9th World Melioidosis Congress

The 9th World Melioidosis Congress was held in Hanoi, Vietnam, on October 15-18. Four researchers and engineers involved in M-TROPICS participated to the congress: Khemngeun PONGMALA (PhD student at GET), her supervisors Olivier RIBOLZI (IRD, GET) and Alain PIERRET (IRD, iEES Paris), and Anne PANDO (IRD, iEES Paris). Khemngeun presented her current work on the […]

Workshop

Hydrological modelling training with SWAT+ in Luang Prabang, Laos, Oct. 8-10

From Oct. 8 to Oct. 10, Laurie BOITHIAS (CNAP, GET) offered a hydrological modelling training with SWAT+ (Bieger et al., 2017). The objective for the participants was to learn how to use the tool and get basic knowledge of numerical modelling. The training lasted 3 days. The attendees first implemented the tool by using long […]

Missions

E. coli in tropical swamps: decay or regrowth ? EC2CO NARIBACT project

Fecal contamination in surface water is a major health concern in developing countries. The objective of the EC2CO NARIBACT project (2019-2020), led by Laurie BOITHIAS (Phys.-adj. CNAP, GET), is to better understand the drivers of the bacterial dissemination in tropical areas. In August 2019, Laurie BOITHIAS, together with Olivier RIBOLZI (IRD, GET), Norbert SILVERA (IRD, […]