Observation Oriented projects

List of observation and experimentation projects that will be offered to new TESS students from the start of the academic year 2021.

Monitoring the Transient Sky at Pic du Midi

Observational activities will be carried out at the Pic du Midi Observatory in the Pyrenees, with a stay on site to conduct astronomical observations on a dedicated telescope, allowing EUR students to carry out international level projects in the field of transient phenomena studies. It will also allow them to train in advanced ground-based astrophysical observation techniques. This project is proposed in partnership with IRAP.

Intensive Observation of the Atmosphere Dynamics

Students will be trained in in situ and remote sensing measurements of atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics, with a focus on UAV measurements and instrumental synergy. The training will include a field campaign on the Lannemezan Instrumented Site in partnership between LAERO and Météo France.

Land-Sea continuum studied with in situ and satellite measurements of the marine environment

Students will carry out a study of the marine environment from the design of the in situ measurement campaign to the final analysis of the marine environment and modelling. The practical work will take place off the Banyuls/mer marine station (coastal marine environment) and on the lagoons of La Palme/Canet (coastal and lagoon environment) in collaboration between CEFREM and LEGOS.

In situ sensors and remote sensing for land surface monitoring

Students will use complementary observation tools to characterize ecosystems associated with agro-ecologic infrastructures. The approach will combine high resolution imaging, in situ measurements, and laboratory analyses. The project will be conducted on the Experimental Observatory site of Auradé (Gers) in collaboration with CESBIO.

Laboratory experiments in Fluid Mechanics

Fluid dynamics experimental activities will be carried out on the IMFT platform dedicated to optical and acoustic measurement techniques for environmental flows and associated processes. Experiments can be applied to thermal convection in the Earth’s interior, particle dispersion in the atmosphere or rivers, ocean and atmospheric dynamics or the effects of biological activity in soils and sands.