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The ERCA organizing committee decided in June to organize the ERCA 2021 School face to face. As the pandemic situation strongly deteriorated in France and particularly in Grenoble during the last month, it appears that this is not reasonable anymore.

After a long series of consultations with our partners in charge of the ITN network with whom we were engaged this year, and from the local committee, it was decided, in agreement with the organizing ERCA committee, to cancel the ERCA2021 training.

We also decided to not hastily organize an online ERCA session to replace the face to face version, as we feel it would not meet our expectations, especially concerning the practical training, taking place each year at the OHP site.

We invite you to re-apply for the ERCA2022 School. Your application will be considered first.

We will inform you and give you all the details regarding the ERCA2022 school in due time.

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


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ERCA 2021

  • 06/07/2020 | Application starts
  • 11/10/2020 | Application ends
  • 11/01/2021 | Session starts
  • 29/01/2021 | Session ends

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