Scientific objectives

The Toulouse Graduate School of Earth and Space Science offers an innovative transdisciplinary Master’s programme with content focused on practical experience in gathering and processing data relating to Earth and Space sciences, within the greater context of social and economic implications.

The key to understanding how the Earth works and our place in the Universe is our ability to observe, gather and interpret data from natural systems over wide spatial and temporal scales. At the operational level, this involves combining measurements from various sources, from spatial techniques to ground-based networks.

The “virtuous circle”

The scientific activities of our research laboratories are at the center of a “virtuous circle”, contributing at each stage of the processes of designing and building observation systems, then gathering and interpreting data: designing observation systems (individual or sets of instruments) capable of measuring a physical or chemical parameter of interest; deployment of this data observation system and processing of data gathered which is in turn used to build or improve high-level data products such as complex models of physical and/or chemical evolution of the relevant system.

Major scientific activities linked to the study programme

The aim of the TESS programme is to open up these topics to students who wish to get involved at the highest level of research activities. A dedicated Master’s and doctoral training programme is offered with strong instrumental and experimental components making use of the most efficient tools currently available. Moreover, students will build a strong international scientific network with the help of the many partnerships in place within TESS.