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Published 09.12.2019

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ODYSSEA

French Guiana

Amazonian ecosystemsBiodiversity

Achieving a sustainable development trajectory in Amazonia is one of the key challenges facing Brazil, and is also an important international concern. ODYSSEA assembles an internationally renowned European and Brazilian multidisciplinary and intersectoral.

This project aims the exploitation of Amazonian ecosystems and natural resources and also to develop technologies adapted to the Amazonian environment (energies, civil engineering, tele-applications).

The Guianese and Amazonian environment gives the territories concerned specific characteristics (difficult conditions of accessibility to isolated sites, renewable energy resources available, increased needs for materials and energy consumption, etc.) which requires the development of technologies adapted to this context.  Therefore, the issues relating to training, research and development concern the analysis and the valorization of energy potentials, tele-applications as well as the evaluation of societal impacts related to the introduction of these new technologies.

 

Innovative aspects

Analizing retrospectively the interactions between environment and society and their evolution in the last two decades ; Assessing and exploring different adaptation strategies with local stakeholders, with respect to their impacts on the environment, household vulnerability and health ; Building prospective scenarios and identifying how public policies could promote more sustainable adaptations to changing conditions.

Other european and international partners

 

French Research Institute for Development – IRD https://www.ird.fr

French Cooperation Center of Agricultural Research for Development – CIRAD https://www.cirad.fr

French National Center for Scientific Research -CNRS http://www.cnrs.fr/fr