ERCA aims at providing the multidisciplinary background for young Earth
system scientists to engage in the scientific challenges ahead of us in
atmospheric, environmental and climate sciences.
We believe that those challenges will need better interactions between
observations, process understanding and modelling, and interactions with
society. These are therefore at the heart of the ERCA course.
We also believe that these challenges require international cooperation
and networks, which thrive best through inter-personal relations.
We are therefore happy to resume ERCA in-person in 2022.
ERCA and COVID
We will adapt our venues to reduce any risks of contamination during the
course itself. But you will be responsible to check traveling between
your country of residence and France, as these might be subject to
Director of ERCA School
ERCA is a high level international multidisciplinary course rooted in atmospheric and climate sciences, yet extending clearly out of this scope to the social aspects of the global change, hydrology and oceanography, and environmental chemistry. It is our conviction that the challenges facing atmospheric and environmental sciences will require building bridges accross those sciences. Practical activities (in Grenoble and at the astronomical observatory of Haute Provence) center on environmental observations, data analysis (python based) and a collective project.
For its 29th session, ERCA is partnering with the ITN GMOS-Train. This means that alongside our usal focus on atmospheric composition and CO2, we will use global mercury contamination as an example of the need for integrated monitoring, regulation ans scientific understanding.
ERCA 25th anniversary in 2017 [read more]
First exo-planet discovery at OHP in 1995: 20th anniversary [read more]
First ERCA session in 1993: 20th anniversary [read more]