ACE-ICSEN

Adaptation to environmental changes : a multi-scale and transdisciplinary approach

Adaptation aux changements environnementaux: une approche multi-échelle et transdisciplinaire (title in French)

The ACE-ICSEN project focuses on the study of adaptation processes of living organisms, natural environments and human activities to environmental changes. The project focuses on three main environmental themes: Biodiversity loss; Environment and health; air quality scenarios and climate change. It will proactively connect and integrate scientific, economic and social issues associated with the research being conducted. Furthermore, ACE-ICSEN will develop in a proactive way transdisciplinary approaches in order to (1) address common issues between the various research axes and (2) evaluate the social and economic impact and related environmental concerns as expressed by various stakeholders. It represents an innovative and unique opportunity to further strengthen the research potential of Paris-Saclay University within the field of sustainability and environmental science. Its transdisciplinary approach makes it a unique experimental ground for the development of bespoke environmental science targeted at society in its diversity.

In this context, the project “Adaptation to environmental changes: a multi-scale and trans dis ciplinary approach” proposed by ICSEN focuses on the study of adaptation processes of living organisms, natural environments and human activities to environmental changes. The ACE-ICSEN project will proactively connect and integrate scientific, economic and social issues associated with the research being conducted. It focuses on three main environmental themes:

  • Biodiversity loss at local and regional scale
  • Health impact of air and water pollution
  • Impact of short lived pollutants on climate change scenarios

In parallel to disciplinary studies within each theme, the project will develop in a proactive way transdisciplinary approaches in order to (1) address common issues between the various themes and (2) evaluate the socio-economic impact and related environmental concerns as expressed by various stakeholders.

The strategy of the project is based on (1) disciplinary and multidisciplinary research within three WPs and (2) the initiation of original links between the methods developed in a transversal WP (WP-TR) and the approaches developed in the other WPs. The organization of the project is summarized in Figure 1:

Figure 1: Organisation of the project’s WPs

  • WP - TR: a transdisciplinary approach for transition towards sustainability
    • Lead: CEARC, participants: all
  • WP - 1: Origin, maintenance and erosion of biodiversity: causes and consequences
    • Lead: ESE; participants: CEARC, OVSQ
  • WP - 2: Health and Environment
    • Participants: DAVID, GEOPS, LSCE, OVSQ, VIMA
  • WP - 3: Climate change mitigation: impacts of air quality scenarios
    • Lead LSCE (modelling group) ; participants: CEARC

 

ACE-ICSEN gathers Paris-Saclay laboratories internationally recognized for their research on the various aspects of environmental issues.

Coordinator: Dr. Sophie Godin-Beekmann (senior scientist at CNRS) 

Consortium: CEARC, ESE (Paris-Sud)DAVID laboratoryGEOPS (Geosciences Paris Sud)LSCEOVSQVIMA

 

Involved members:

  • Julie Bulteau
  • Mateo Cordier
  • Katia Radja
  • Patrick Schembri
  • Jean-Paul Vanderlinden
  • Jean-Luc Vayssière
  • Zhiwei Zhu

 

Website: http://icsen.ovsq.fr

 

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