OSUG - Terre Univers Environnement

Chronique des arrivées et des départs

6 août 2017 ( maj : 16 mai 2018 ), par Jean Martial Cohard

Moussa Malam Abdou, Ass. Prof., Univ. de Zinder, Niger

Mes travaux de recherche portent sur l’eau et les sols. Ils sont axés, d’une part, sur l’étude de fonctionnement hydrodynamique des états de surface, en lien avec l’occupation des sols et, d’autre part, sur l’étude des risques liés à l’eau..

Carlos Cascon, Post Doctorant

My research interests focus on the control and the signature of the surface on atmospheric processes. My PhD focused on Atmospheric Boundary layer transition from daily to nocturnal conditions. My postdoc at IGE in the frame of the SMOS+RAINFALL project (funded by the European Space Agency) was to improve real-time satellite-based precipitation products (such as CMORPH, TRMM-3BRT or PERSIANN) through the assimilation of SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) satellite soil moisture data.
From October 2017, I am an invited researcher at the Laboratoire d’Aérologie, working in the Centre de Recherches Atmosphériques (CRA) in Lannemezan. I will work in the frame of ATMOUNT-II, a project funded by the Spanish government devoted to mountain micrometeorology. My main task will be to analyze the influences of the mountain breezes over the energy and CO2 fluxes in three different mountainous regions around the world (Pyrenees, Rocky Mountains and Guadarrama Mountains).

Juin 2017 : Reed Maxwell, Professor CSM, USA Co

My research interests : goes to hydrology, understanding perturbations to the hydrologic cycle though observations and numerical models, reactive transport, scaling in watersheds, coupled simulation and high-performance computing.

Juin 2017 : Phil Harris, Dr CEH, UK

Déc. 2016 : Richard Taylor, Professor UCL, UK

My Research is primarily focused in two areas :
1) the impact of climate change and rapid development on freshwater resources with a specific focus on groundwater and other natural stores of freshwater ; and
2) the role of groundwater in improving access to safe water and food security.

Déc. - Juin 2017 : Claire Aly, Post Doc. AMMA2050

2013 - Juil. 2016 : Tania Gascon, Docteur UGA

I started my research developing operational methods for predicting debris floods and torrential floods using numerical modelling for small basins of rapid response in Venezuela. During this experience, the availability of hydro-meteorological data was a key aspect for setting up Early Warning Systems (EWS). Afterwards, I focused on the research of potential rainfall sources for hydrological studies which led me to undertake a PhD in France where I evaluated the usefulness of satellite data (TRMM, PERSIANN, CMORPH) in the hydrological modeling of an African basin (Ouéme, Benin), one of the pilot sites of the AMMA-CATCH project which had high-resolution ground data in space and time available.

Subsequently, I joined the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to work on projects related to EWS for flood forecasting. My main activities are focused on identify elements for improving the capacity of national services to produce and deliver flood forecasts and propose strategies for enhancing their practices and building EWS according to their specific needs.

2015 - Fev. 2017 : Hélène Barral, CDD Ing. CRITEX

- Juil. 2016 : Marine Boulogne, Docteur UGA

During my first Master’s degree in Remote Sensing and Environment (Rennes 2 University, 2011) I have carried out my first internship in order to monitor the deforestation and map the land use in Carlinda (Mato Grosso, Brasil), using different remote sensing tools.
After that, I choose to complete my formation with a second Master’s degree in Ecology and Biosciences of Environment (Paul Sabatier University, 2012). For my internship, I worked on natural and anthropogenic vegetation types mapping on Seram Island (Maluku, Indonesia). This was to highlight areas to be preserved and areas that can become agricultural land, limiting the risk of biodiversity loss.
Then, I completed my PhD in 2016 at Grenoble Alpes University (France) with a specialization in remote sensing applied to land use dynamics in a tropical forest environment. During this work, I studied the evolution of rainforest landscapes related to anthropogenic pressures in a protected area, in the Ranomafana National Park (Madagascar).
The focus of my work during these past few years has been the tropical forests in different areas, and my goal is to contribute to the preservation of these ecosystems. I am actually looking for a job linked with theses thematics but also in environment and geomatics in Europe.
Thèse : Vulnérabilité des paysages forestiers dans le Parc de Ranomafana (Madagascar) : dynamiques environnementales et trajectoires agroforestières

Fév. - Juin 2016 : Alban Philibert, Stagiaire Master

Sujet : Etude Expérimentale de caractérisation d’un écoulement catabatique sur forte pente.