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In-person ERCA 2022 in Grenoble from 09/01/2022 to 29/01/2022

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.


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
sanitary restrictions.

Kind regards,

Didier VOISIN,
Director of ERCA School

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ERCA 2021 session

European Research Course on Atmospheres

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.

The 29th session of ERCA will take for 3 weeks form JAnuary 11th to January 29th, 2021.

We are monitoring closely the pandemic situation, and will take any necessary precaution in order to insure that ERCA 2021 is a safe and succesfull event.

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  • 01.Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
  • 02.MaxPlanck fur Chemie
  • 03.Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
  • 04.Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche
  • 05.Investissement Avenir
  • 06.Institut de Recherche et Développement
  • 07.Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales
  • 10.UniversiteAixMarseille
  • 12.Observatoire de Haute-Provence
  • 13.Ecole Doctorale Ile de Fance
  • 14.Université Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
  • 20.LabEX OSUG@2020
  • 22.GIANT-Grenoble
  • 23.Fostering program
  • 24.IGE
  • 32.Grenoble-Alpes Métropole


All application information

ERCA 2022

  • 05/07/2021 | Application starts
  • 11/10/2021 | Application ends
  • 09/01/2022 | Session starts
  • 29/01/2022 | Session ends

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