Observatories

OMERE

OMERE (Observatoire Méditerrannéen de l’Environnement Rural et de l’Eau) is co-driven by UMR LISAH (INRA, IRD, Montpellier SupAgro), Hydrosciences Montpellier (CNRS, IRD, Univ. Montpellier), INAT (Tunisia) and INRGREF (Tunisia). It is composed of two instrumented headwater catchments, Kamech in Tunisia  and Roujan in in France . Among the global changes affecting cultivated and natural hydrosystems, changes related to anthropogenic actions […]

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OHMCV

OHMCV (Cévennes-Vivarais Mediterranean Hydrometeorological Observatory, http://www.ohmcv.fr/), labeled as “Environment Research Observatory” in 2002 and “Observation National Service” by INSU since 2006, is led by the Institute for Geosciences and Environmental research (IGE) of Grenoble in collaboration with several laboratories of the CNRS and the Universities of Avignon, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Montpellier, Nice, and Toulouse as well as with Mines Alès, IFSTTAR […]

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ORACLE

The ORACLE / BVRE Orgeval Observatory (Representative and Experimental Watershed) is a system of observation and experimentation located 70 km east of Paris (France), since 1962. As such, i) it produces continuous and long-term observations, multi-variables and multi-scales, of a set of embedded sub-basins (1km² to 1800 km²) and ii) hosts a set of experimental devices related to the observation […]

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Draix-Bléone

Draix-Bleone observatory is located in the French South Alps, in the Bleone valley upstream of Digne. This observatory was set up by IRSTEA in 1983 to study hydrological and erosive processes in mountain badland terrain. This formation called “Terres Noires” is developed on Jurassic black marls that are very sensitive to erosion, scarcely vegetated and deeply incised.  Several catchments of […]

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Baget

The Baget catchment is managed by the Laboratory of Functional Ecology and Environment (EcoLab), a joint Research Unit between the Institute of Ecology and Environment (INEE) of CNRS, the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse and the University Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier, in collaboration with BRGM (Occitania regional agency), the laboratory Geosciences and Environment Toulouse (GET) and the Station of Theoretical and […]

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Auradé

The Aurade catchment is managed by the Laboratory of Functional Ecology and Environment (EcoLab), a joint Research Unit between the Institute of Ecology and Environment (INEE) of CNRS, the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse and the University Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier. The Aurade catchment (328 ha, SW France) is representative of Gascony hill watersheds. It is drained by the Montoussé stream […]

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OTHU/Yzeron

The Yzeron catchment (150 km2) is located to the south-west of Lyon city, France. It forms part of the Observatoire de Terrain en Hydrologie Urbaine (OTHU, http://www.graie.org/othu/index.htm ) long term observatory. It is representative of French periurban areas and is characterized by a marked topography (162 m at the outlet when it reaches the Rhône River and 917 m for […]

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ROSES

The ROSES observatory stands for Observatory network of groundwater systems at France level. It gathers more than 77 000 water points, with 74 000 groundwater quality points and 4400 monitoring wells, distributed among 275 monitoring networks (early warning networks for industrial installations, national and local groundwater monitoring networks, water uses networks with sanitary goal). All the variety of hydrogeological settings are concerned, […]

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Réal Collobrier

The Réal Collobrier, the oldest French observatory on Mediterranean hydrology. The observatory of the Réal Collobrier basins was set up in 1967 to improve the knowledge of particular hydrological phenomena in the Mediterranean area. Located in forest and rural areas on metamorphic soils of the Massif des Maures in the Var, it is a landmark of regional hydro-climatology. This laboratory […]

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OSR Toulouse

The Regional Spatial Observatory (OSR), labeled in 2007 by the National Institute of Sciences of the univers (INSU), is supported by the Center of Spatial Studies of the BIOSPHERE (CESBIO, OMP) The mission of the OSR aims at documenting on the long term the effects of the climate change and the increasing anthropogenic pressures on the hydrologic and agro-ecologic evolutions […]

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