M-TROPICS South East Asia

Since 1998, the Critical Zone Observatories (CZO) Multiscale TROPIcal CatchmentS (M-TROPICS) analyses the dynamics of soil losses in South East Asia. It includes two satellite sites in Thailand and Vietnam where basic variables are monitored (hydro-meteorology, land use, and solid particles fluxes), and one master site in Laos with additional geophysical, geochemical and microbial measurements.

M-TROPICS offers an ideal framework for environmental interdisciplinary work that addresses diverse sustainability science issues. In Laos, the program links land use and climate change to human health through an understanding of the impact of water and sediment fluxes on the dissemination of microbiological contaminants.

Etude multispatiale IRD

Régions d'intervention
  • Louang Phrabang
  • Vientiane Capitale
Secteurs d'intervention
  • Agriculture/Développement rural
Thématiques transversales
  • Climat/Environnement
Dates de réalisation du : 01/01/1998
Source de financement The existence of M-TROPICS SEA and the international recognition it has gained over years allowed mobilizing funds from several agencies, through over 15 projects since 2008, for more than 3 M€ (Total cost): 4 ANR projects from 2008 to 2017; 4 INSU projects from 2008 to 2016; 1 PEPS CNRS project in 2012; 1 GIS-Climat, Environnement, Société project from 2010-2012; 2 RBV projects in 2014; 4 projects that use remote sensing technologies: 2 THEIA /Copernicus program of the European Union projects in 2016-2017; 1 TanDEM-X/TerraSAR-X project in 2017-2018 and 1 project supported by the Advanced Research Network on Science and Technology of Aeronautics and Space (RTRA STAE) in 2016-2017.
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