Listen or listen again Pod-Cast Planette Terre by Sylvain Kahn, released Wednesday, 02/25/15 on France Culture: The relationship of humanity to nature can they evolve?

Given the critical state of biodiversity and exclusively mercantile relations and reified for much of human society to nature, is it possible to hope for a paradigm shift? Can we hope to take education very integrated and egalitarian relationships that companies have with améridiennes Nature? Ethics and proposed scientific solutions they can to change the economic and political pre-eminence?

According to Philippe Descola: "There are three matters critical to deal with the current crisis: ecology, anthropology and geography For these are the three science of interactions between humans and non-humans, they should occupy a very great.. place in secondary education."


  • Philippe Descola, professor of anthropology at the Collège de France
  • Vincent Devictor, researcher at the CNRS Institute of Sciences of the evolution of Montpellier (ISEM)

October 20-24, 2015 - Kerkennah archipelago, Sfax (Tunisia)

The Mediterranean area undergoes different climatic influences and is known to be a climatic change hotspot by the IPCC. Indeed the climate change and sea level evolution are important there. It is also an ancient anthropised area where the actual population growth in the coastal area is important. High human densities imply high issues: touristic, economic, heritage, natural etc. Consequences on that area, natural and directly or indirectly anthropogenic ask new problematic. This symposium offers to consider on three of them:

  • Observed climatic evolution and simulation of future climate
  • Environmental changes in the Mediterranean: consequences, adaptation and vulnerability
  • The "natural" risks and the resilience of Mediterranean littoral urbanized area

The geoarchaeology of mediterranean islands. Multidisciplinary approaches to paleoenvironmental changes and the history of the human occupation in the Mediterranean islands since the Last Glacial Maximumlogo colloqueGEOMedislands

Cette manifestation dont l'OHM Littoral méditerranéen est partenaire se déroulera du 30 juin au 2 juillet au Centre de congrès CNRS de Cargèse (Corse, France).

L'inscription (en ligne, ICI) est obligatoire en raison du nombre limité de places.

Pour en savoir plus, consulter le site de la rencontre à cette adresse :


Logo Fête de la scienceFor over 20 years, the science comes your way.

The Science Festival takes place this year in France (and now international) from 27 September to 19 October. It is an opportunity to "discover the world of science and meet the men and women who are today's science." This is an opportunity for young and old to learn, to dare ask questions to those who practice everyday science.

In their objectives "to bring knowledge," opening to civil society and environmental education, the OHM participate again in this event.

You will find below, the activities organized under the Science Festival 2014, as and when they are completed.

OHM Oyapock : September 29 evening, Damien Davy, anthropologist, director of the OHM Oyapock, presented on the seafront in Kourou few examples of astral representations and myths that shape the memories and knowledge of Amerindians from Guyana.


The article "And so came the two brothers Kusuwi" details his response.


oyapockSandra Nicolle defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Protected natural areas in the Amazon rainforest Doctrines management devices. How effectively for environmental protection comparative study France (French Guiana) / Brazil (Amapá) ?", wednesday, september 24 2014, 15h, at the AgroParisTech center of Montpellier (648 rue Jean-François Breton), Amazon room.

Logo FuturearthThe animation of the secretariat of Future Earth has been awarded to an international consortium of France, the USA, Japan, Canada and Sweden. According to Michel Jarraud (WMO) as a consortium "strengthen the program's ability to build bridges between the communities of researchers and practitioners internationally." For France, ANR, alongside the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research and Allenvi alliance, is an integral part of the secretariat.

Learn more : FuturEarth News

Dordogne CP20112014 October 1 and 2, in ENSNP (Blois, France).

Organized by the the National School of higher studies in Nature and Landscape architecture (ENSNP) and the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, these days are designed to bring together PhD students and researchers whose work focuses on the landscape with different disciplinary inputs (history, philosophy, geography, landscape ecology ...). This is to meet the expectations and needs of the community of doctoral students for an interdisciplinary exchange and confrontation of viewpoints, methods and presentation of results.

For more information : See the program !