Laureate of the Laboratory for Excellence project (LabEx) in the program « Investment in the future », the DRIIHM LabEx, Device for Interdisciplinary Research on human-environments Interactions, aggregate 111 human-environments observatories (OHM in french). Their network (ROHM in french) is a CNRS-INEE tool since 2007. This LabEx was set up for 8 years (February 2012-December 2019) with a € 6.5 million budget.
1 11 observatories : Provence coalfield, Oyapock (French Guyana), Estarreja (Portugal), Téssékéré (Sénégal), Pyrénées-Haut Vicdessos, Rhône Valley, French mediterranean coastal zone, Nunavik (Canada), Bitche county, Pima County (USA) and Caraïbe port.
The DRIIHM helps the OHM in their mission : observe anthropized socio-ecosystems and their complexity. Search tool, it organizes observations, experiments, modeling and data preservation to contribute to sustainable development.
The Device develops the pooling of resources, skills, experiences and reflections. It ensures the long-term conservation of the work of the community, data or metadata, by promoting the harmonization of practices and ensuring their sustainability and availability.
As a LabEx the DRIIHM is an intermediary between research and civil society, political actors and society.
Promote applied research in Ecology (Biodiversity andhuman-environments interactions) to respond to the complexity of the anthropized socio-ecosystems. These actions are :
- Funding of research projects, doctoral and post-doctoral contracts. Research projects are opened under OHM or their network.
- Linking OHM data to promote their availability, consultation and hybridization of questions, the co-construction, sharing of expertise and pooling of tools and knowledge.
- Scientific activities through annual meetings (seminars, theme days, summer schools ...) to stimulate reflection on the OHM system, to theorize on practices, to create a real community and improve its functioning.
- Home of a renowned scientist, to animate the device for a year focusing on the research topic that is his in the thinking in OHM perspective.
- Communication to civil society, participation in the celebration of science, receptions school, conference or restitution about research, broadcast journalism media.
Networking, OHMs monitoring and the operation of the device are provided by various bodies: a governing board, a scientific council, a conference of OHMs directors, a council of strategic direction, and project managers. Scientific and technical director incorporates all these bodies.
- Stéphanie Thiébault, palaeobotanist - INEE Director
- Bruno David, ecologist - INEE Project manager
- Luc Abbadie, ecologist - l'IEES Paris Director
- Robert Chenorkian, pre-historian, OHMs creator - DAS in charge of monitoring and development of OHMs and scientific and technical director of the LabEx
The scientific council is a consultative body responsible for assisting the scientific and technical director and the governing board in scientific monitoring. It consists of eight scientists (currently a renewal) chosen for their experience and expertise in the DRIIHM research areas.
- Yildiz Aumeeruddy Thomas, ethnobiologist, ethnobotanist - DR CNRS, UMR5175 CEFE
- Stéphane Blanc, biologist - DR CNRS, DAS INEE, IPHC, Future Earth, MI
- Hélène Budzinski, physicologist, toxicologist-chemist of natural systems and organic contaminants - DR CNRS, UMR 5255, ISM
- Agathe Euzen, anthropologist, environmentalist - CR CNRS, LATTS
- Josette Garnier, hydrobiologist, biologist, geochemist - DR CNRS President , FR 3020, FIRE
- Nathalie Hervé-Fournereau, environment lawyer - DR CNRS, UMR 6224, IODE
- Thierry Heulin microbiologist - iBEB Director (CNRS - CEA / DSV), ECCOREV Deputy Director
- Yves Perrette, archivist, geo-physical-chemist - CR CNRS, UMR 5204, EDYTEM
The OHM Conference directors provides running the network and examines the evolution of the network (creation of new OHM, changes in the perimeter of certains Observatories, ...) and mediates between the network and the institutional and academic partners. It consists of the scientific and technical director of the LabEx, who presides, and all directors and OHM do-directors :
- Sylvie Blangy (socio-geographer IR), Monique Bernier (geography PR - remote sensing) for Nunavik OHMI
- Gilles Boëtsch (bio-anthropologis DRt) Alliou Guissé (botanist Pr) for OHIM Tessékéré OHM
- Damien Davy (ethnologist IR) for Oyapock OHM
- Didier Galop (palaeobotanist DR) for Vicdessos OHM Top OHM
- Anne-Marie Guihard-Costa (bio-anthropologist DR), Eduardo Da Silva (Geosciences Pr) for Estarreja OHMI
- Yves Noack (atmospheric chemist DR) for Bassin Minier de Provence OHM
- Hervé Piégay (geographer DR) for OHM Rhone Valley OHM
- Franck Poupeau (sociologist DR) for Pima County OHM
- Samuel Robert (geographer CR) for Littoral Méditerranéen OHM
The Strategic Orientation Committee (COS) meets the leadership of the device, the CoDir and representatives of partners who invest in the device : organizations or ministries, academic partners, economic partners. It is being finalized.
Project managers : some actions of the device requires skills and regular monitoring : device governance, communication around the device, databases establishment and computer maintenance.
- Governance Project Manager : Corinne Pardo
- Responsible for IT Project and Database : Georges Hinot
- Communication Project Manager : ongoing recruitment
The OHM have themselves animation and governance structures, with a governing board, a steering committee and a strategic planning committee.
The DRIIHM is open to all potential partners. Their involvement can be at different levels of governance: steering committees, OHM strategic boards directions or LabEx strategic board direction. During the project selection by ARN, 125 partnerships were already identified : 60% with research units (77), rest with organizations or local authorities (17), administrations (12) or environmental management organizations (12).
Companies are invited to participate in support of a specific research or test specific equipment, integration into an information network ... For now these partnerships developed at the OHM (Veolia, Klorane and EDF for Tessékéré OHIM, EDF for Haut-Vicdessos OHM, Rio Tinto, Lafarge Ciments and SNET for Bassin minier de Provence OHM). A privileged entry is also possible in the network through participation on specific topics proposed for APR.
The relationship with local authorities (municipalities, municipal associations, state, region) and the populations (residents, users, associations ...) is essential given the DRIIHM studies. The work carried are about highly sensitive themes (result of pollution and resilience, public health issues, efficiency of remediation ...),and it is important to make progress by informing the authorities and the populations or in partnership with them. The working logic of DRIIHM includes actors in all questions, since the co-construction projects at the presentation of the results.
An OHM is a study tool of anthropized socio-ecosystems, designed to meet their complexity through a comprehensive approach combining environmental sciences and creating the dynamics for the development of interdisciplinarity. Each OHM is organized around a focal object – which will be studied by the sciences of the environment – a founding event came deeply upset (eg : a mining area – objet – and stop operation – event founder). Beyond this framework, OHM organize moments of exchange between all disciplines to allow their interactions. They build together the OHM project, identify issues to be addressed and periodically re-evaluate their appropriateness in light of the progress of the research undertaken and exchanges that accompany them.
The OHM have three functions of research and observation, organization and sustainability data, and facilitating operations incentive to reflection and scientific exchange. Their purpose is interdisciplinary applied to the study of anthropized socio-ecosystems, creating the conditions for the appearance of links between disciplines and promoting the development of interdisciplinary issues in the study of complex systems. The OHM system is thus a tool to promote interdisciplinarity in the field of global ecology.
This system was designed and created by the CNRS in 2007, in the Department of Environment and Sustainable Development, then in Ecology and Environment Institute (INEE), where he has developed since. It is now composed of 11 national and international observatories (Provence coalfield, Oyapock (French Guyana), Estarreja (Portugal), Téssékéré (Sénégal), Pyrénées-Haut Vicdessos, Rhône Valley, French mediterranean coastal zone, Nunavik (Canada), Bitche county, Pima County (USA) and Caraïbe port.).
- Written by Corinne Pardo
Le programme et le formulaire d'inscription pour le prochain séminairede l'Observatoire Hommes-Milieux du Bassin Minier de Provence sont en ligne !
Cette rencontre aura lieu le Mardi 10 Octobre 2017 à la Salle des Fêtes du Complexe des Terres Blanches à Bouc Bel Air (13320).
Nous vous attendons nombreux pour des échanges fructueux !
- Written by Corinne
The link for the radio show – Click /Antena 1- where Elisabete Figueiredo talk about the project ‘A Fábrica e a Vida’ (from minute 7:30 onwards)
- Written by Corinne
Les 3 projets lauréats d'un contrat de recherche post-doctoral d'un an du CNRS-Labex DRIIHM pour l'année 2017 sont :
- Sousa Ana Caterina pour l'OHMI Estarreja avec le projet : "MultiRespira - Multidisciplinary approach to understand the role of environmental contaminants in respiratory diseases in Estarreja Region"
- André Evette pour l'OHM Vallée du Rhône avec le projet : "Successions écologiques et évolution des milieux riverains issus de la restauration écologique du vieux Rhône de Péage de Roussillon"
- Xavier Rochel et Vincent Robin pour l'OHM Pays de Bitche avec le projet : "Histoire et impact de l'utilisation des ressources ligneuses sur le passé et l'état actuel des forêts du Pays de Bitche"
Deux projets sont classés en liste complémentaire en cas de désistement des précédents :
- Stéphane Blanc et Chantal Simon pour l'OHMI Tessekere avec le projet : "Physical Activity Transition and weight: Study of the epidemiological transition of the Peuls around the Great Green Wall"
- Eric Foulquier pour l'OHM Port Caraïbe avec le projet : "De l’autorité portuaire à l’autorité territoriale. Mutations des systèmes d’acteurs sous l’effet du modèle de gestion dit du landlord port"
- Written by Corinne Pardo
Le séminaire 2017 de l'Observatoire Hommes-Milieux "Pays de Bitche" se déroulera le vendredi 5 mai 2017 de 9h30 à 14h00, à la Communauté de communes de Bitche, 4 rue Général Stuhl, 57230 Bitche.
Programme de la matinée
8h30-9h | Accueil
9h-9h30 | Fabien HEIN, sociologue | Les relations hommes-milieux au Pays de Bitche.
9h30-10h | Simon DEVIN, écologue | La qualité des cours d’eau dans le Pays de Bitche : facteurs du passé et enjeux de restauration.
10h-10h30 | Xavier ROCHEL, géographe | Forêt et industrie dans le Pays de Bitche.
10h30 10h45 | Questions aux intervenants.
10h45-11h | Pause.
11h-11h30 | Déborah KESSLER, ethnologue | Mutations du monde agricole dans le Pays de Bitche.
11h30-12h | Vincent ROBIN, écologue | Dynamiques paysagères Holocène du Pays de Bitche.
12h00-12h30 | Pauline KURTZ, étudiante en géographie | Les interactions habitants-faune sauvage au Pays de Bitche.
12h30h-12h45 | Questions aux intervenants.
12h45-13h45 | Déjeuner
L'après-midi sera réservé au comité de pilotage de l'OHM.
Nous vous remercions de bien vouloir vous inscrire via le lien suivant : http://doodle.com/poll/bkrcrfxmvra4by8mixezg47i/admin#table
- Written by Corinne Pardo
The new call for projects Labex DRIIHM-IRDHEI 2017 has been launched.
- Launch of the call: 1st October 2016
- Deadline submission project proposals: 30 November 2016
- Deadline peer review assessments and results: 5 January 2017
- Results of call for Post-Docs fellowships: 9 february 2017
The Human-Environment Observatories 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, analysing, 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 develop global ecology studies and accumulate interoperable datas (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. These domains are listed below and can be treated in the framework of one or more OHM.
No PhD fellowships this year.
To familiarize yourself with these priorities, please refer to the "Guideline for proposals" AND to the links below.
- Call for projects 2017 - OHM Provence coalfield
- Call for projects 2017 - OHMI Estarreja (French Version / Portuguese Version)
- Call for projects 2017 - OHM Haut-Vicdessos
- Call for projects 2017 - OHM French mediterranean coast
- Call for projects 2017 - OHMi Nunavik
- Call for projects 2017 - OHM Oyapock
- Call for projects 2017 - OHM Bitche county
- Call for projects 2017 - OHMI Pima County
- Call for projects 2017 - OHM "Port Caraïbe"
- Call for projects 2017 - OHMI Téssékéré
- Call for projects 2017 - OHM Rhône valley
- Written by Corinne Pardo
Le 7ème séminaire de restitution des études scientifiques de l’OHM Oyapock aura lieu le vendredi 2 décembre prochain à l’amphithéâtre de la Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de Guyane, à Cayenne (Place des palmistes), à partir de 9h.
- Written by Corinne
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