L'Observatoire Libano-Français de l'Environnement

Given the urgent need to collect, perpetuate, share, and valorize environmental information, actors of the French and Lebanese scientific research community wished to establish the foundation for a shared observatory between France and Lebanon.

This first step aims subsequently to the creation of an ambitious Circum-Mediterranean observatory network.

The initiative is carried out in partnership with the MISTRALs program.

In France, the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Research Institute for Development (IRD) and the University of Montpellier 2 via its Observatory of the Sciences of the Universe (OREME) have associated with the Lebanese National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS-Lebanon) and several Lebanese and French universities (The University of Toulouse, the University of Grenoble, the University of Aix Marseille, the University of  Pierre et Marie Curie, The Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, the Collège de France, the Lebanese University, the University of Balamand, the University of Saint Joseph, the American University of Beirut, the University of Saint Esprit de Kaslik, the Beirut Arab University, the Lebanese American University) to create the O-LiFE observatory.

In summary, the main activity of the observatory is to study the critical zone around the Mediterranean, of water resources, biodiversity, natural hazards, management of the environment and ultimately the study of land use. To carry out its mission, O-LiFE will provide means of mobility and shared services. The observatory aims to construct environmental databases, create collaborative software tools, and also provide the Scientific and technical support to facilitate responses from researchers to international calls for tenders.

The creation of an international associated laboratory between all actors involved will quickly materialize this initiative.



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